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Monday, 13 August 2018
Character in précis form.
I was amused recently when someone was describing a friend of hers as 'a bitter, and sour-faced old hag'.
"I think I know exactly who you're talking about" I said; and I was spot-on!
It doesn't take many words to describe some of our better known 'celebs'. I'm sure you'll know instantly who I'm talking about below.
Etonian, Bullingdon, buffoon.
Gilded, combover, clown.
Marxist, anti semitic, windbag.
Wee Kranky; the Caledonian.
The Russian Rambo. I could go on....
We live in an age of such celebrity, when certain people are also simply known by their given names. Donald, Boris, OJ, Amy, Jools, Oprah, etc. There must be thousands of Donalds in the world, but we only think of one (other than the Duck).
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
This is a daily, optimistic, 'photos and comments' blog. I make no judgements (only occasionally), just notes. If you wish to comment in any way at all, please feel free. Everything and everyone (except the obdurate and dictatorial) is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 46 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away; we also have a Border Collie called Billy. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!