Author Archives: Bladud Fleas

the art of self discipline

Some time ago, The Times ran a weekly series of interviews with “celebrities” (my speech marks) and took the form of a timetable of events making up their day. I don’t know whether this would be their typical day or … Continue reading

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life drawing

Last week saw me returning to Life Drawing class. I’ve included my efforts though I feel I was a bit rusty and unprepared. Five terms have passed since I last drew a human figure from life. We chose our own … Continue reading

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those albums

Rainbow Bridge (original motion picture soundtrack) by Jimi Hendrix My go to cassette of choice for relaxing in the bath (see here) was a C90 on which I’d taped a friend’s Led Zeppelin debut album on one side, and another … Continue reading

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reminiscing the long soak

I’m in the bathroom, mulling over the differences between taking a shower and having a bath. This isn’t as random as it might sound. For a long time now, we’ve been considering moving house and, naturally, once you’re in the … Continue reading

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2018: here we go…

I’m pleased to see this new year started like a car with a flat battery, requiring an early morning jump-start, begrudgingly supplied by two burly, hungover blokes in bubble jackets drawn over their PJs. I can tell when a bad … Continue reading

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popcorn

I’ve posted before how I’m in the habit of picking films to watch on Youtube. It’s free but it’s not at all easy. Finding good ones is usually down to luck and the idiosyncratic character of niche channel subscribers. But … Continue reading

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1331

1331. I opened my iPad at 29 minutes to 2, a purely random time, and as you know, the first thing you see when opening iPads is its digital clock. Maybe it was the palindromic nature of 13:31 which caught … Continue reading

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