The Hidden Virgo

Virgo HeveliusOnce again, Shelley Von Strunckel hits the button dead centre.
Last week in the Sunday Times she wrote “Virgos often have a seriously proper streak. However that belies their molten sensuality within”.
Similarly, she wrote of the then coming week “… usually doing a disappearing act would be unwise. Now, however it is best, as it allows you to avoid difficult conversations until the full facts surface”.
Now I don’t know what difficult conversations there might have been but I was glad in any case to spend a few days in Bucharest. Meanwhile I shall contemplate and cultivate the molten sensuality within.

Shallow Puddles

Willy Lott's CottageWe’ve recently taken out a subscription to the Spectator.
One of the joys of this magazine is the weekly competition and at the beginning of the month readers were invited to invent proverbs that sound profound but have no meaning (although if you search hard enough you can find meaning in everything). The best entries contained just the promise of profound meaning. Thus my favourite is “the shallow puddle floods no meadows”. Other enigmatic sayings to commit to memory and use again are:
When you don’t know where you are going , every route is a shortcut.
The overcoat of deceit will not deter the lizard of oblivion.
Beware the bridge that stops halfway across.
A chiropodist will not remember you by the colour of your eyes.
Watch this space for shallow puddle usage