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I don’t see why I had to rush back off holiday early. All a bit last-minute, what with having to run after the plane or miss it, what do they reach on the runway? About 200mph? Yes, I really had to go some, and carrying a case too! Only just made it.

Hello!? Who’s that waiting outside the shop? Looks like we got a customer.

Sorry to keep you, had a bit of a long commute, no I don’t always come to work in shorts. Or flip-flops. What are you talking about, funny shirt? This is tame compared to some of the luminous stuff you see paraded about on the high street these days – yes, I read about it on the plane, in Hard Egg News. What’s that? You don’t read it. Well, you should: it’s not a bad blog as it happens. Can you just move to one side so I can get the key in the door and unlock it – there, that’s it. Open for business. Now, what can I do for you?

Your name’s Zoe and you’ve got some questions…

Oh sorry Zoe, I’m not buying at the moment. Eh? you want to ask them not sell them. Well, you do know that a lot of people ask me a lot of questions all the time. I’ll see if I can help. Go on, then, fire away.

Name a book you would read over and over again?
Catch 22, it has obviously been a big influence.

If you could have 3 wishes granted, what would they be?
That my first two would be fulfilled after a bit of work so that I appreciate them and that my third never be granted so that I always have something to strive for.

Who was your favorite teacher and why?
I don’t really have a favourite. I do know that teachers aren’t only found at schools – I have met many wise and helpful people whilst wandering about the planet.

Where is your favorite vacation spot?
I try not to go back to the same place twice but I am a culture vulture and not a beach bum. Don’t get me wrong, beaches are alright, just not to lay on all day. I’ll be general: I love Scandanavia.

What chore do you absolutely hate doing?
Putting the duvet cover on. Somehow I end up buttoning myself inside the damn thing.

What is your favorite dessert?
Gulab Jamun: a rose-water and cardamon-infused doughnut type of dessert from the Indian sub-continent region
– if you’ve never had them you’re missing out and all the more for me.

What is your least favorite mode of transportation?
Roller skates, never could master them – ice skates fine.

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Astronaut.

If money was no object where would you live and why?
In a two bed house in the area I’m living now. It’s all I need and I’m happy here.

What is your dream career?
If only more people read and liked my stuff…

What movie do you flat-out refuse to watch, no matter how good people say it is?
My own bio-pic.

Is that it then?

It is. What’s this? It’s an award!?

I had no idea. Zoe, thank you for the nomination. I’m truly honoured. No, I really didn’t know this crowd was going to turn up, nor the crates of champagne. Oh look, canapes. Hang on, I think I might have an old speech somewhere in my pocket, yes, here it is.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Zoe and say that I think her blog:

just english

is very good.

Okay, you can put the spotlight back on me again, I need the heat, I’ve just come back from a hot country a bit sharpish – there’s quite a temperature difference. Now, where was I?

Apart from the usual friends and family, I’d also like to thank all the people who follow the shop, the infrequent customers and those who frequently press the ‘like’ button.
Lastly I’d like to nominate (in no particular order):

backpackology
hovercraftdoggy
I like your art
christophe gowans
tracy loves history
eatmorewords
Jason Shergold music collector
lp cover lover
i could be splendid
moevertures
neglected space

Please take a look at these sites – it was hard to make a final list as there are many good sites out there.

Site owners: thanks for entertaining me, I don’t know if you accept these awards but if you do these are…

Terms and conditions:

Please answer the questions below. Credit your nominator (with a link to their site). Nominate 11 people and use the same questions or write your own.

  1. Name a book you would read over and over again?
  2. If you could have 3 wishes granted, what would they be?
  3. Who was your favourite teacher and why?
  4. Where is your favourite vacation spot?
  5. What chore do you absolutely hate doing?
  6. What is your favourite dessert?
  7. What is your least favourite mode of transportation?
  8. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
  9. If money was no object where would you live and why?
  10. What is your dream career?
  11. What movie do you flat-out refuse to watch, no matter how good people say it is?
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S’pose I’ll have to get a cabinet made to put the awards in.

Everyone needs time off now and again

Posted: September 5, 2012 by Harry Moonbeam in holiday
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adios solI think I need a holiday.

Wish I was where?

Posted: September 4, 2012 by Harry Moonbeam in holiday
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nuestro puebloSunny Spain? That sky looks a bit cloudy if you ask me. No thanks, I’d rather stay here. It’s not so different here and it is the same sun we’re both looking at.

I could always put another jumper on.

Ah, that’s better. Did you know six jumpers have the same shielding effect as a Kevlar vest? Google it and see.

I’m not even going to bother talking about comments. I don’t need them. Who needs other humans to communicate with? I don’t miss anyone.

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I’m fine, thanks for asking…

Posted: September 3, 2012 by Harry Moonbeam in holiday
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el castillo en la nocheI really don’t mind being left to hold the fort all by myself in this damp dark railway arch while everyone else goes off to sunny and warm places to relax.

I love my work.

Today I’m going to put words in the right order and see if I can make something worthwhile. Like my life.

So, I’m busy.

Don’t you dare interrupt with a comment or a question or any sort of human interaction. I’m quite happy being holed up here, thanks.

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from el peñonWhat’s happening!? The postman doesn’t deliver on Sunday. Someone just rung the doorbell – twice!!

And there’s a note under the door. No, it’s a postcard. Again, no writing on it.

What can it mean? Wish you were here… Where is here? In the sea? Why not the land bit? Why three dots, what’s the significance of that. Questions, questions, no one here to answer them. This is Sunday – we’re shut. Only me and the shadows on the wall, the sound of the drips: drip, dripping… drip

drop

drip

drop

 

“Don’t ask me anything. I’m not here.”

Don’t, whatever you do, drip or drop anything in the comment box because it’ll only make things worse.

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yucca flowerGot the latest postcard from the Boi. Another  cryptic one with no writing on. He must be having a good time or else his pen’s run out.

I don’t get this picture; “Wish you were here…”, what, on a flower? What’s he trying to say?

Anyway, it’s way too quiet here so I’ve decided to try some reverse psychology, actually Biker Squid down the pub suggested it when
I tried to ask him something. “Don’t ask me anything,” he said.

So, same goes for me: “Don’t ask me anything.”

If, by chance, the reverse psychology works: don’t, whatever you do, put any questions in the comment box because we’ve just had it repainted and don’t want any fingerprints left in it.

A week without the sun

Posted: August 31, 2012 by Harry Moonbeam in holiday
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holiday postcardPostie’s just been again – got another postcard from the Boi. This time he wrote something on it. I thought the others were a bit cryptic.

At least someone’s talking
to me. Sort of…

Apparently the Euro crisis is getting so desperate over there that they’re taxing sentences. So, it’s best to leave them unfinished.

Since I said – “ask me anything.” and keep it clean, no one has said a thing to me apart from those trying to sell me Spam. I don’t buy pork derivatives.

I’ll just sit here and
wait to harvest the
vegetable comments.

Put your vegetable questions in the harvest festival comment box and I’ll drag something out of my answer box for you.

Getting away from it all

Posted: August 30, 2012 by Harry Moonbeam in holiday
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la CaletaOkay, the postman’s been again – delivering another postcard reminding me I’m the only one not on holiday.

Just me and my thoughts.

Yesterday, when I said – “ask me anything.”
I meant keep it clean.
I can’t repeat any of
them questions.

I’ll just sit here and
wait then.

Put your clean questions in the comment box and I’ll drag something out of my answer box for you.

 

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I wish someone was here…

Posted: August 29, 2012 by Harry Moonbeam in holiday
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beach

The Boi’s gone off to Spain – get some rays, he says.

It seems like everyone has gone on holiday, even the annoying one who does the questions to these posts has taken a few days off.

Just me then.

I’m lost, there’s no one to talk to…

Wait, what about you lot?

Go on then, once in a lifetime opportunity – ask me anything.

Put your questions in the comment box and I’ll drag something out of my answer box for you.

Avez-vous la guelles de bois?