Thursday, 30 June 2011

Progress of a sort

Well, yesterday didn't go quite as well as it could have insofar as i spent much of the day arsing about on the computer. Still, got a couple of boxes filled and had a go at getting a picture of that bike shadow.
Then, late last night, while i sat going plinky plonk plink on the bass, it all kicked off at the kids home oposite and i was entertained for an hour or so by a couple of the inmates - teenage girls at that difficult and stroppy stage - and a couple of their dim but noisy boyfriends - weaselly little gits attracted by the fresh meat - running rings round a couple of furious young coppers who so desperately wanted to give the darlings a good slap but were frustratingly constrained by the RULES and the fact that i was eyeballing the whole thing from up here. I actually felt quite sorry for them - the coppers - still, you can't just go around slapping people when they need it,can you? We'd end up like Egypt or Libya or Russia wouldn't we? Instead of like America which is a happy land of peace and freedom. Isn't it?
I ended up, once the girls were captured and returned to the zoo and their admirers, bored with pig baiting, wandered off in search of new mischief, round a neighbours, sitting on the floor sharing a meal of home made curry and chapatis  in the company of a houseful of Pakistani students, discussing life, computers and semi automatic hand guns. He used to be in the French Foreign Legion and got shot in the head in Iraq. It's a funny old world.

Today, a trip to the doctors about the leg, concerned looks and antibiotics and yes, it is infected. Later, more box filling and a small treat - ordered a new laptop to replace this creaky old thing. Still didn't get out for that walk, looks like i'd better get around to it soon though, doesn't it?

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Shadow Bike

Shadow Bike by roadscum
Shadow Bike, a photo by roadscum on Flickr.
I'm not going to do a list for today. There's still stuff to do though; more boxes to fill, junk cleared out yesterday to go to Oxfam, weeds in the herb patch to be pulled and i didn't get that walk did i? And i said i wasn't going to do a list, fffuh!

First things first though, it's a glorious sunny day and there's this bike parked outside with a really good shadow...

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Skip hunting in Ilford

Blue lights on the high streetIlford Town HallBeam me up Scottie...Peaceful coexistance Designated general skip areaWhat's in the box?
Would you call that a mossy green?

Skip hunting in Ilford, a set on Flickr.

Turds polished and ready for inspection Sah!

Didn't get to go for a walk though and i'm not sure that this really qualifies as writing. Maybe tomorrow...

Three boxes full

Three boxes full by roadscum
Three boxes full, a photo by roadscum on Flickr.

Motivationally challenged

I'm having a little trouble getting up off my fat arse and getting stuff done, so, as a stick to prod meself with, here is a little 'to do' list for today. Let's see how i get on, eh?

  • Shower - Done! i am clean and pleasantly fragrant
  • Process Ilford pictures - struggling - yer can't polish a turd!
  • Fill a box with stuff - One full, a second on it's way. Just as painful as i expected, stirring up dust and old memories. Needs to be done though. - Ok, three done now, that's enough for today.   
  • Get out, walk, take pictures - It's pissing down and i've spent all day struggling with ghosts, choking on dust and packing boxes, are you sure?
  • Write something - does this qualify...? NO! Possibly... Maybe... Perhaps...