No garden today. Today I had to work. Periodically, ‘they’ let the boarding school students out to see the real world, and buy stuff.

As duties go, getting what was effectively five hours to wander round Leeds city centre browsing in record shops and going for a big bowl of spicy chicken noodle soup has to rate among my Most Preferred.


Mmmm…  Bún gà Huế… Just delicious, from Pho, in Trinity Kitchen

Music finds, courtesy of Crash Records: Du Blonde (the continuing wonders of Beth Jeans Houghton), and Nozinja:

Coaches, headcount, bosh. “Not a bad shift…”
Back to the shovel next week.

Recently unearthed from a box and played in the car: Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose, by Beth Jeans Houghton and the Hooves of Destiny.

Two seconds into the album version of Sweet Tooth Bird, our three year old announced ‘I like this. I like this. I like this. Play it again. I like this.’ Talking over the track, obviously, but still.

Revisiting the album repeatedly after a year or so off, it is rather moreish.