Wednesday, 18 April 2007

Mrs Jones knows that help is on the way

But what about the rest of us?

Tomato ketchup accounts for ten per cent of all vinegar made in North America.

The address of the Supreme Council of 33 degree Freemasonry in England is 10 Duke Street, St James's, London SW1. But it's a secret.

The giant bamboo, not a tree but a species of grass, grows to a height of 30 feet.

The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped produces a Braille edition of Playboy.

St John's Wood is the only station on the London Underground network which contains none of the letters which occur in the work mackerel.

The tragedy of help is that it never arrives.

All across London, telephones are ringing in empty rooms.

sf: Vurt, Jeff Noon
crime: The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club, Dorothy L Sayers
if you don't know it: Young Man With A Horn, Dorothy Baker
listening to: Vaughan Williams Symphony no 8, Barbirolli, Halle Orchestra
lunch: grilled pork dumplings, spare ribs soup noodles. dinner: mozerella tortelloni in a tomato sauce with roasted sweet red peppers, red onions, black olives and basil