The Good, The Bad, and The Not So Ugly (Enna I)

It's shortly after lunchtime in a Sicilian hill town when the predators begin to gather in the otherwise empty streets. A stiff breeze blows eddies of dust and detritus into neat circular deposits.  A soundtrack by Morricone is required. The common lizard that hurries in and out of the cracks in the pock-marked wall of … Continue reading The Good, The Bad, and The Not So Ugly (Enna I)


“‘Til I saw the light”*

A busy and stressful week for me and some of those I care about has been accompanied by overcast skies and copious precipitation so it was so much nicer to wake to blue skies and dry streets.  Cold and windy but very pleasant all the same. With a pretty busy weekend ahead there wasn't much time … Continue reading “‘Til I saw the light”*

Northern Man

If you google "Northern Man" you will find amongst the suggested images a fair selection of that favourite stereotype "Man in Flat Cap".  Though it has provided a seam of comic gold for many; Andy Capp, Python's Four Yorkshiremen, The Goodies' Ecky Thump and Bill Tidy's Fosdyke Saga for example, it's an image as irrelevant … Continue reading Northern Man