Year: 2018

25th December 2018 / Procrastination

First of all, please let me start this blog post by wishing you – the reader of my blog – a very festive and fun-filled Christmas. We have spent ours…

23rd December 2018 / Procrastination

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” done properly in Anglo-Saxon meter, by Philip Craig Chapman-Bell. “Incipit gestis Rudolphi rangifer tarandusHwæt, Hrodulf readnosa hrandeor — Næfde þæt nieten unsciende næsðyrlas! Glitenode and gladode…

20th December 2018 / News

We are all heart-broken in the run up to Christmas. We were told on Saturday that our beloved pup, Polly, was not strong enough to make it through an operation…

2nd December 2018 / Music

Man, I woke up at 00:45 the other night – I had hoped to fill it with Funs but I just ended up pottering around the house. I’ll tell you…

27th November 2018 / Music

I have signed up to a new scheme – new to me at least. I sometimes have the vague notion that people will like to listen to my field recordings. The…

12th November 2018 / Human Rights Issues

What anniversary falls on the 11th November? It is Remembrance Day. This year it is the 100th anniversary of the guns going silent – for a while. Discussion about today…

28th October 2018 / News

New Aye Wear // Eyewear. Why would I need glasses? Well, when I went down to London with Mrs Backhouse I was squinting at the train signs, causing me to…

16th October 2018 / Holiday

I am wary that this blog, Ijo Pona, is turning in to a ‘look what I had for tea’ blog – but, I need to talk about Potatoes. London-shaped Potatoes.…