Tweets for November 2019

Infant speech development and much more, South African rugby, the hedges and the ditches wear fragments of my briches, William Hill vs Jo Swinson, moped-driven knife-grinders, poo and Philip Pullman, Greggs & ducks, the Greta Apocalypse, (national) socialism, Wominspace squat, noisy hospitals, Halloween’s Grim Reaper, Alex Glasgow, Ride of the Valkyries at Millfields, medieval Church & European culture/psychology, Jamaican granny on mugging muggers, a mad judge, sperm in nature, dodgy Christmas trees, Chinese superhero, gut show, Margaret Leng Tan, Manuel Chaves Nogales, return of the trombone, Charles Trenet, Prince Andrew and the Kazakh international sex mart, Beeching uncut, Hackney/Waltham Forest/Tower Hamlets pram-pushing, Spike Jones, starving Dutch whalers, Chickin Lickin & Thai Buddhism, health charges for foreigners in the UK & Spain, Kenny Wellington, Bob Scholte, Boris & Mr Crow, Joaquín Turina, Hackney Brook, sheep dynamics, I live at ease and sing dildo la dildo, puns, Gustave Baumann, Titanic animation, Clive James, gentrificulation, moobies and Aesop, John Barry & Nino Rota, The Singing Tramp, translation, German doctors, privatising the royals, Soviet joke about gerontocracy, London Bridge attack v. 2, Italian funeral marches, babe phonology.

If Diogenes had owned a water-borne tub, like the Barrel, currently on the Lea Navigation, would he have travelled?

October Tweets

O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! Also: Brexit, comic karate, how to kill Asian hornet larvae, front door design, smutty talk, brutalist erotica, sandwiches aren’t proper food, hexagony, a Ghanaian seducer, the similarity between crows and babies, autoflagellation and Extinction Rebellion, ugly musicians should focus on newborns, women should have one breast on top of their heads, London nursery rhymes, Mizpah toddler dream, Alfredo Campoli’s slippers, La Rosa di Tralee, (S)unlit Public Footpath, Last Rosa of Summer, Homerton Hospital’s curious climate-change record, Hackney Council poster demonstrating how to sit down, Hackney Council makes me choose between being book and language translation, Holten’s Mexicaantjes, Herminio unveils secrets of the pyramids, Rosa Klebb’s murderous shoe, Rob Harvey, babies prefer German marches, culture-dependent choice of moisturising oil, mice in the British Library, Michael Fabricant talks like a pirate, Meghan Mackerel and Prince Herring, Remainers’ inability to speak European languages, newborns and carousels, multiculturalism in The Netherlands, lighthouse removals and Ivor Cutler, Jacob Rees-Mogg and the Scarlet Pimpernel, stork automaton, singing mice, loony is a kite or an eagle, lynching thieves, Yiddish conversation, Leo Tellstory, tai chi freaks massacre drone pilots, baby has jukebox for arse, insomniacs vs cuckoos, Kurd met wife through rat, votes for monkeys, alcohol and breastfeeding, Trevor Wishart and infant speech acquisition, floating boaters on the River Lea. All in London.

Welcoming a little mouse.

Tweets for September 2019

Gnosall (Stafford), gravestone doggerel, Dutch ska, English syntax, Brexit, origins of Twelve Days of Christmas, Dutch translation, Brighton vernacular, scientific jingoism, fortune cookies, ebikes, Wallography, Cambridge, Walthamstow, Creation, Kafka, national anthems, apartment fires, Spanish puns, Greek mistranslation, Dutch barges, a drowning man at Burnham-on-Crouch, British WWII propaganda, slum cruises, blackface, dwarves and giantesses, Shakespeare, childbirth and babies, Romani dialects, Boris Johnson, Dick Emery, poisoning, Batman and Buddha, hipsters, free range.

Batman takes Buddha from behind, but in the exercise of law or love? Lea Navigation, Hackney Wick, London.

Tweets for August 2019

Babies, blackberries, Brexit, breasts. Tories, cricket, bed burials, bay windows, VR games, proverbs, Monty Python, Joaquín Turina, ghit, Ezra Pound, etymology, Freyja. Dorset, Walthamstow Marsh, Brighton, Homerton, Spain, France, Southwark, India vs Pakistan, New England, Upminster, Walthamstow, Georgia, USA, Wivenhoe, Alexandra Palace, Crouch End, Highbury, Friern Barnet, Erith, Stafford, Italy, Rome, Naples, Vesuvius, Lombardy, Ireland, County Kerry, Northern Ireland, Denmark, Soviet Union, Spain, Barcelona.

Cruella de Villas, Highbury, London.

The mysterious terracotta “Baronet” relief on Ye Racehorse Inne, 212 Elm Grove, Brighton

I suggest that it is the iconisation of the Stubbs portrait of George (later the) IV’s most successful horse, ridden in a distinctive flying gallop by his favourite jockey, Old Sam Chifney; and that the depiction of boots and reins without a rider symbolises George’s disgust at the termination of Chifney’s career by the Jockey Club following a race-rigging scandal.

May tweets

Lots of Ramsgate photos, plus the usual nonsense.

Seagull raiding the Wetherspoon Royal Victoria Pavilion, Ramsgate.