Much have I travelled in the realms of gold

Well on Sunday I had a super day wandering in the spring sunshine and taking photergraphs. It was a glorious sunset and I climbed up the path beside the A406 where you can overlook all of northwest London, and watched the sky shading from crimson and gold into rose and peach and then darkest blue. It is a beautiful evening moon at the moment as well so there is the curious specktacle of me communing with Nature, sitting beside the North Circular Road as heavy lorries thunder past and surrounded by crisp packets and empty fried chicken containers. You have to take communion with Nature where you can find it around these parts.

Youth is wasted on the young

This is a nice article from the Zen Habits blog, about 20 Things I Wish I Had Known When Starting Out in Life:

Looking back, there are some lessons I’ve learned that I would probably tell my 18-year-old self. Do I share them now to share my regrets? No, I share them in hopes that younger men and women, just starting out in life, can benefit from my mistakes and my lessons.”

They won’t though. I was talking to someone yesterday about how you live in a strange distorted world when you’re, say, 25. Anyone over 30 seems impossibly old. Smoking seems cool. Pensions are places you stay when you’re Interrailing, and compound interest means you like pharmaceuticals. You can’t figure out why your relationships always seem great at first, then after 4-6 months you start having more arguments than sex.

Also, you think you know it all, and you have no idea how irritating this is to those around you. You probably like social networks and binge drinking. You still have not figured out that wearing unusual clothes or having enormous hair does not mark you out as a glamorous rebel, but as someone who is worried they might not have a personality.

Also, you listen to your music too loud on the Tube!

keithlard, Pillsbury Doughboy

It was a busy day yesterday and Romany and I had a big Italian style dinner in the evening made of mostly tomatoes, and a delicious lamb, also fresh basil, garlic and pasta, and wine. And choclet, that was afters though not mixed in with the rest. A culinary artiste like me knows when things do not go.

Today was full of adventures, including getting lost in East London due to my satnav accidentally getting set to ‘Evil’, but the best adventure was chomping pizza in front of the telly. I do not normally have pizza, or telly, or Romany, so I think it is allowable to be excited.

I also played piano, that’s right look impressed I can play the piano! Is there no end to the boy’s talents. Musician, cook, poet, dreamweaver, explorer, bird noticer, master driver, crisp inventor!