Bells upset

Bells upset

We went on a splendid ‘roof tour’ at Lincoln Cathedral, which, incidentally, is the answer to yesterday’s little conundrum. This sign, which reads ‘DANGER – DO NOT TOUCH THE ROPES – BELLS UPSET’ is meant to indicate: That the bells are in their upper ‘upset’ position, which means that if you pull on the ropes…

Today I changed the world

Today I changed the world

Jonny Baker writes about Facebook oppression. Sorry there hasn’t been much on the blog this week. I’m going through a slight drawing crisis. I need to get back to the days when I just used to draw any old rubbish. It usually turns out better that way than when I become too painstaking in my…

Woodwork news

Woodwork news

I have had cause to glue several pieces of wood together lately, so I thought I would keep you updated. The budget dining room chair This became broken because someone had been leaning back on it in the way that we were told not to do at school. I poured some wood glue into the…

Good cartoon ideas

Good cartoon ideas

As a creator, it’s tough to have a great inspiration every day. If you add the constraint that the inspiration has to be in a narrow field, you bring down the odds considerably. [Scott Adams – from today’s post on his blog.] It is quite difficult drawing cartoons about religion all of the time. I…

Check the passenger's head

Check the passenger's head

Telltale signs 1. When a blogger starts to tear paragraphs out of the paper and post them it is a clear sign that they have lost their way, unless of course they did not start out with a clear direction in the first place. 2. When a blogger posts at 23.59 hours it is a…

Check the passenger’s head

Check the passenger’s head

Telltale signs 1. When a blogger starts to tear paragraphs out of the paper and post them it is a clear sign that they have lost their way, unless of course they did not start out with a clear direction in the first place. 2. When a blogger posts at 23.59 hours it is a…

Wrong number

Wrong number

Someone called me on my mobile telephone. They were not speaking English and they asked for someone I had not heard of. I told them that I thought that it was likely that they had the wrong number. They did not comprehend and so the conversation continued. Eventually they understood what I was saying, but…

Advice on having ideas

Advice on having ideas

No-one knows where good ideas come from. You can go back to the place that you had the last idea in the same frame of mind and order the same coffee and the likelihood is that you will just stare out of the window with a blank sheet of paper. The harder you try to…

Upside down bicycle

Upside down bicycle

People come to this blog to hear the latest in-depth analysis on the religious stories of the day, so I thought today I would talk about my latest invention, the upside down bicycle. This off-topic item will be a disappointment to everyone, I know, but such is the price of technological innovation. The blueprint is…

Strange hallucinations

Strange hallucinations

This is scanned directly from my notebook having been drawn in the depths of the night time. The great thing about posting a picture of ‘strange hallucinations seen whilst ill’ is that no-one can write in and say what a rubbish picture of strange hallucinations it is. These were my very own hallucinations and they…

Beverage poetry

Beverage poetry

I was pleased to discover that British Railways are putting poetry on the site of their cups. I particularly enjoyed this beverage-related piece entitled ‘O Coffee, O Tea’. The text in full: O Coffee O Tea O Espresso O Caffe Latte O Macchiatto O Cappuccino O Hot Chocolate Quite beautiful. Moving almost.

Vestments

Vestments

I’ve been on the internet doing a little bit of research into vestments and suchlike. Dear me, I have a lot to learn in this world. If anyone knows a thing or two about what clergy wear during services and the different headgear that they wear from time to time then do feel free to…

Cartoon Blog distance learning

Cartoon Blog distance learning

This course will have no tutor as I am so busy doing other work that I quite simply do not have the time! Instead participants will rely on the shared knowledge within the group. Please post anything you know in the comments below. When you have spent two hours on the computer trying to figure…