Contents 23 Aug 2012
Snake eggs: Joselyn D Morton
Summer photos: Roger Morton
Stephen O’R’s Ch Ch, NZ
Cover: Roger Morton
After longing for the sun, the golden ball has outdone itself and we have had many days of 36, 37 degrees. Temperatures so high, that I have had to cower inside for fear of being burnt to a cinder. Alas my thoughts seem to have evaporated in the heat and I can think of nothing meaningful, original or vaguely provoking to say.
I am very sorry that since Mary Kalemkerian left BBC Radio4 Extra, they have now changed their dictum and there is no longer a chatty, newsletter from there each Friday.
I enjoyed dipping in and out of the Olympic Games and switched allegiances with careless loyalty. Most frequently France, NZ and the UK but often wildly cheering for Jamaica or Kenya. I loved the French gold medal pole-vaulter. What a difficult sport. Jessica Innes really was a goddess and I loved watching Usain Bolt win and strut and be an Olympic god. It was a fun distraction from the weary stress of worrying about the world and all the money we spend to lead a half-way decent life.
I hope Julian Assange figures out a way to avoid being trapped in a US prison like Bradley Manning. I hope to get news from our 22 year-old grandson presently on a 5-day Annapurna base camp hike in Nepal. Look forward to hearing all about it.
Meanwhile enjoy yourselves, Joselyn Morton