My heiroglyph logo

Saturday 16 January 2010 at 7:05 pm

 The heiroglyph logo is (I hope) a representation of my name. If you're a proper Egyptologist, please feel free to correct me... Years ago I got bought a copy of a book of heiroglyphs, complete with rubber stamps to make your own cartouche. Anyway according to the book the heiroglyphs are phonetic, the hand represents 'D', the vulture a long vowel sound, wavy water line thing 'N', reed leaf is a short vowel or 'Y' sound, and apparently the open mouth is kind of like an 'R', as there's no 'L' sound. God this is dull. Like I said if you really do know about this stuff, let me know. I hope it's right, cos I have it tattooed on my arm...!

My fascination with Ancient Egyptian stuff came about when I found an almost-mint copy of E.A. Wallis Budge's Book of the Dead, left lying in a puddle near the post box on my way to school. I don't begin to understand most of it, but I love the pictures!

Samson in the national press

Friday 08 May 2009 at 8:19 pm

Samson is mentioned (ok, not directly, but it is him – paragraph 7) here:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/may/06/tom-cox-cat-man-pets

Biiiig Face

Wednesday 25 March 2009 at 11:16 am

Harry Hill Big Face

This makes me laugh till I’m sick. Every time.

Cat pics

Thursday 29 January 2009 at 9:12 pm




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Tom Jones-inspired dwarves.

Tuesday 27 January 2009 at 3:43 pm

Tom Jones is a bit odd. Here is a list of 7 words which could also be names of dwarves. That is all.

trashy
sleazy
slimy
greasy
curly
oily
creepy
pants

Samson Settles in.

Saturday 24 January 2009 at 8:53 pm
 


Proof that the settling-in process is going well - here's the whole gang on the sofa.
Key: (1) Daisy. (2) Ellie. (3) Rosie. (4) Samson. (5) Mum. (6) Dad.
Considering that 6 days ago he hated everyone and attacked the dog it's pretty good progress. Mind you, as I write this Daisy has frightened herself and r‑u‑n‑n‑o‑f‑t. My legs ache.
Here's another one, courtesy of a cameraphone and a bit of panorama stitching


Samson the gert big ginge

Wednesday 21 January 2009 at 10:06 pm

We have adopted Samson the cat - for his background read The Little Cat Diaries. Here are some pictures of him, having quickly settled into his new home...

Samson on day one - a little nervous but using his in-built radar systems to target leather sofa for clawmageddon.

This truly is a whole lotta cat.

Thoughtful pose. The author apologises for hasty red-eye removal.

Bed and brush. I don't need one other thing. Except maybe some chicken.

It would help to imagine a Harry Hill voice at this point: "Brushy. Brushy brush. Brush brushy brush-brush."

Nom nom, delicious brush
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Which Brings Us Nicely Onto Horses...

Saturday 13 December 2008 at 2:16 pm

Horses d'oeuvres to start, naturally, with a de-canter of wine.

Mane course:
Paddock & Chips
Welsh Rare-bit
Mince Piebald
Shetland's Pie
Appalloosa Crumble
Marsca-pony Cheese
(Horse) Chestnuts - Roasted On An Open Shire
Stable D'Hôte
Soup Of The Hay