Recent blog posts

How to write an intermezzo in the style of Willem Wilmink

With a translation of "Een jongen krijgt een meisjesbrief." (2019/03/04)

Organ-grinding tweets for February

More untruths & idle opinions. (2019/03/04)

All around his bed

A hospital mini-odyssey. (2019/02/26)

January tweets


A walk from Petersfield over the South Downs to Bishop’s Waltham

From the banks of the Rother (almost) via Stroud, Ramsdean, the source of the Meon (just about), Frogmore, East Meon, Old Winchester Hill, Droxford and Upper Swanmore to the source of the Hamble (very nearly). Featuring an erudite parrot, Edward Thomas and John Owen Smith, William Cobbett and Gilbert White, Charles II and Winston Churchill, Eric Ravilious and a 1791 chic doggerel tombstone, and two extinct railways. (2019/01/20)