Monthly Archives: August 2008

Ode to a Circlip

With apologies to Lizzie Browning..

How do I loath thee, let me count the ways

I loath thee to the depth and breadth and height
My fingers can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of the clip that pinged into space.

I loath thee to the level of everyday’s
Most quiet need, to fix a king-pin by candle-light.
I loath thee freely, as I strive for Right;
I loath thee purely, as I turn from Praise.
I loath with passion thy deceptively simple design
That belies the sheer bastardness of trying to put you to use.

In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I loath thee with the ruby rich life blood I seemed to lose
From fingertips stabbed by circlip plier, I loath thee with the breath,
Sweat, tears, of all my life and, if God choose,
I shall but loath thee better after thy death.

Digital disasters…

So much to write about – and no technology!

Firstly, the builders are still busily building – meaning we are homeless for another four weeks. Therefore, can only use the computer at work, thus cannot write really long interesting blogs.

Secondly, our computer has gone to the doctor’s. It was behaving so badly we decided to have the hard drive nuked and start again with a refreshed and upgraded machine.

So when we are allowed to move back into the house, and have our new faster computer installed, I will be able to blog our trip to Peru, and any work i can get done this month on ROJ….

……fingers crossed.