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Thursday, August 19, 2010

I discovered last night that the Fabrica art gallery in Brighton have got me listed under 'Further Reading' on their website. Apparently you shouldn't even think about seeing an exhibition until you've heard what I've got to say about it. Unfortunately, having correctly stated that I wrote something relevant on 2nd December 2007, they then link to my entire December archive, meaning that anyone who clicks on the link is immediately presented with a picture of my sister's knee and a description of marsupial murder. Although let's face it, for people who visit Fabrica, that probably constitutes art.

Anyhoo, I'm planning to persuade Big Sis to pickle a kangaroo for money, but in the meantime I've been back at Pooh Corner today. After two days in the forest, I returned to civilisation yesterday to send a few e-mails, before heading back into the woods first thing this morning. I'm like Raoul Moat, but without the friendship of Gazza.

I've been struck this week by the remarkable longevity of the Forest Row locals. They're all like extras from the set of 'Cocoon'. So this morning, when faced with yet another nonagenarian who looked about sixty and walked better than I did, I asked her for the secret of eternal youth. Her daughter immediately jumped in and said "It's living in the forest that does it". Although I've also been told that Ben Elton has a house there, so it obviously doesn't work for everyone.

Anyhoo, despite the fact that she made her mother sound like a cross between Grizzly Adams and Bigfoot, I've decided to take her advice on board. I'm going to buy a few pot plants for the flat.


Phil's Mum said...

If you place the plants strategically, they will get watered when your neighbours above water theirs - a whole new meaning to the phrase 'automatic sprinkler'.

Lisa said...

So if we abandon Am in a forest she'll thank us for it in 80 years time. Once she's finished dancing on our graves.

Dave said...

I was expecting pictures of Lisa's smiling face, not your sister's knee (nice though it is).

Phil said...

Lisa missed my publication deadline. She may very well be featuring tomorrow though. If she's still smiling.