‘Alf Okra


Mediocre: half a ladies finger, a nasty image

Bhindi Bhaji...one of my favourite curry dishes…


250 gms (1/2 lb) Bhindi (Okra)

1 large Tomato, finely chopped
3-4 Garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
1/4 teaspoon Garam Masala Powder, IS NOT optional
1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
1/4 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
1 teaspoon Coriander Powder
2 tablespoons Oil

Some people hate Okra…I love em…slime and all!

A mediocre vegetable they are NOT

TIME…Out of Time


An old drawing I did that my Mum is insistent on entering into her local cinema’s ‘art’ competition, somehow it makes me proud and happy but leaves me feeling about 11 years old!

VERTIGOHitchcock described as”boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy meets girl again, boy loses girl again”.


“Time is met, time is lost, time is found again, more time is lost.”

Out of time
we fall
used oxymoronically
give birth
moving images
chronologically ordered
time relative to itself
sequential, consecutive, and repetitive
indefinite continued progress
existence and events
past, present and future
a whole
into infinity
we fly.


And by coincidence another poem about time by Keith Garrett:


And stranger yet by the Lady of the Cakes:

The Ultimate In Productivity Voodoo: The Egg vs. Graham

Photo of original drawing after being emailed around the planet and edited to be sent back around the planet...

Photo of original drawing after being emailed around the planet and edited to be sent back around the planet…


Was amazed to find Vertigo at the top of the BFI best films EVER list!




Smart Cop Kaleided With Discrimination

PC Carol Howard

As quoted in the Telegraph

‘The Metropolitan Police discriminated against a black female officer because of her race and sex, an employment tribunal has concluded.

Britain’s largest force faces a compensation claim from Carol Howard after a judgment found that she was ”singled out and targeted” for almost a year.

The 34-year-old, a firearms officer in the Diplomatic Protection Group (DPG), brought a claim of discrimination at the Central London Employment Tribunal earlier this year.

A judgment issued by the panel which heard the case found that the Met ”directly discriminated” against Ms Howard ”on the grounds of sex and race” between 31 January and 29 October 2012.

A number of Ms Howard’s complaints of ”victimisation” were ”well-founded”, the tribunal added.’

The Guardian also covered this using Sean Dempseys striking photo

Carol Howard

The telegraph photo used for the montage was by PA/Camera Press


Scariest part of all this is, ‘She also claimed the Met have not learned the lessons of the Macpherson report, the 1999 review into the investigation into the murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence that branded the force “institutionally racist”.’