What do the frogs care about Isis, Donald Trump or Chairman Morgan?  In my back garden the frogs have been busy making the world great again…

Overnight,  the garden pond is suddenly bursting with spawn.  EGGS! EGGS! EGGS GALORE!  What could bring more pride and joy to a Mother Hen’s heart?


Now Ronald Searle is with the Immortals


The French awarded Ronald Searle the Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur, the highest honour of the French state, usually reserved for French nationals only…  while the English establishment treated  the country’s greatest graphic artist much less generously…
Not that he probably cared.  Still, it’s kinda revealing, n’est-ce pas?
Anyway, in my book, he’s up there with Goya.   Would so loved to have had his take on all the latest crazy educational offerings from Michael Gove.



For those of you not blessed with living (or having children at school)  in the pleasant  green  (and wet) British Isles at this moment in time, you may just wish to  shake your heads in puzzlement and click away from this page.  If  you haven’t the faintest idea what I am going on about, lucky you is all I can say.   Let me know if the grass is greener where you live and I’ll pack my bags.