Sounds from beyond the Shed – Week 70

Suffering for our art

School Time (ca.1874) by Winslow Homer. Original from The National Gallery of Art. Digitally enhanced by rawpixel.

Half term is here!

Phew it’s here already thank f**k. The seven weeks have charged past, and the creeping levels of exhaustion now have a chance to manifest themselves, be dealt with and the body prepare for the next six. In the final week alone, we had a live TV broadcast as Pudsey Bear wandered about the site, wrote reports for 9-year groups and I had my arm drained following an operation (see pic – not for the squeamish!)

ouch photoThe other thing that happened to your correspondent was a flying visit to AUK central in Liverpool for the writers’ AGM. A lovely time was had and sleeping on the street in my van proved to be both peaceful and uninterrupted despite Everton’s loss that afternoon. All that and meeting an ex-student in a city centre restaurant. I was very pleased that he chose to come up and shake my hand rather than throw food at me. A great weekend with good people who spend a great deal of time bringing readers quality items from around the globe.

This week I have mainly been listening to a very mellow Small Town Jones, Nick Panken and Red House Painters. As always… See you in a couple of weeks



About Keith Hargreaves 366 Articles
Riding the one eyed horse into dead town the scales fell from his eyes. Music was the only true god at once profane and divine The dust blew through his mind as he considered the offering... And then he scored it out of ten and waited for the world to wake up
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