Gandalf’s Gambols – I

The Cat’s Mother’s affair with JRR Tolkien’s Gandalf began in 1976, at school.  Her class teacher read the story aloud, to the English class;  she recalls listening, rapt, to every last syllable of Bilbo Baggins’ travails.  To the then thirteen-year-old, yet-to-be Cat’s Mother, Gandalf’s presence was significant and omnipresent; other characters, she confesses, faded into … More Gandalf’s Gambols – I

In the pink

The last week has to have been one of the most stressful I have ever experienced. Nothing specific, but quite insidious: an interesting project, for a difficult client represented by even more difficult people. ‘Nuff said. … More In the pink