Bananas in Birmingham

Another one for the quintessential English fruit bowl

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One bird in hand

So many children frozen in their shells. Who daren’t get near the hearth lest their frostbitten hearts and minds thaw. So much pain in that melting.

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Awful Business

Don’t get pencilled in for a meeting with one of them.

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Buck Codgers and the Carpet Slippers of Time

SciFi. Only in verse. Sort of.

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Hallaç

About a time when they still used to fluff quilts up with a bow and a mallet

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IS151b or The Quintessential English Fruit Bowl

Collaboration with the artist Shelagh Fenner

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As deep as they get

This is some years old and, in the best tradition of black humour, improbable. Or so I thought. Then, there was that fella who found himself stuck in a hole in a car park in Devon not so long ago…

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Don’t bite the hand that feeds you

Started as a ditty and got out of hand.

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Grey Trunks

This lot have much in common with the squirrel.

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Of a parting oft rehearsed, once performed

I was never a barrel of laughs, but this takes the biscuit

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