Saturday 22 August 2009

Gym Slips (4)

The maintenance manager at the gym was telling me about his distaste about having to do the annual cleaning of the Jacuzzi pump.

"You would not be able to imagine some of the things we find in there," were his words, said with a grimace.

That night I tried to think just what those things could be. I came up with hair and nail clippings, but was unable to think of more.

I did not sleep well - things - the essence of nightmares.


Thursday 20 August 2009

Victorian Time Piece

I was reading in "Pickwick Papers" about how Mr. Pickwick flung open his windows in the morning and gazed down from his lodgings at Goswell Street.
The Victorian clock above the fire place struck two and I happened to look at it. To my surprise I saw that it was made by Edwards, Goswell Street, London.
The coincidence reminded me that we are connected to previous generations and that the London of Charles Dickens was in fact, not too long ago.

Wednesday 12 August 2009

An Incentive To Work.

With my wife being away, I thought that I would allow myself a Gin & Tonic, if I completed my designated household chores.

Although this was a successful incentive, I had to give it up.

I was giving myself too much work.