Stories in all shapes and sizes.

Whilst painting my studio yesterday I listened to a radio 4 adaptation of Strindberg’s play ‘Miss Julie’. Astonishing and brave, it left me feeling empty, bereft almost. So in order to lighten the mood I then played a couple of episodes of ‘Still Game’,  which still make me laugh loudly and stupidly.  I admired the juxtaposition of these two fictions.

This morning I walked out of the village past the cabbage field and up to the recycling centre to do some drawing. Rab and Pete and Jake the Scotty dog said it was ok as long I didn’t get run over. So I drew part of the model village they have created which is a wonder in itself, and the portakabin where they issue forth instructions. Rab brought me a cup of tea which was most welcome after battling with the strong winds. After, I showed them my sketch, and I somehow became involved in agreeing to paint a backdrop for their model village. Not sure how that happened, anyway it’ll be a nice thing to do. I asked them about the people they get coming here and was told that they’ve had Archie McPherson visit as well as the one off of Harry Potter, but couldn’t remember his name and they two from ‘Still Game’………!  Jake the scotty dog had his photo taken with the tall one. Celebrities, rubbish, a Lilliputian village complete with zoo, and a nineteenth century Swedish playwright. What would Isa make of those stories….

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2 Replies to “Stories in all shapes and sizes.”

  1. Isn’t that a coincidence? I dug out the entire copied boxset of Still Game recently that I had tucked away with my DVD collection pulling the set out with a complete boxset of 14 movies of Alfred Hitchcock that I got one Xmas and is still unopened as the telly is rubbish with nothing but football and tennis on – and laughed out loud watching the Still Game episode where it is Victor’s birthday and Jack takes him for a fishing paddle down the Kelvin in a dinghy accompanied by Winston – what ensues is floating steak bakes, pork pies, and a gang of young Ned’s in hot pursuit, and reminising wondering how young bonnie Spuggy and Stuart would cope going down the Dighty in one of Jane’s coracles 😀 😉

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