Yes, I know. I’ve been a little slow again! On the other hand, I think most people realize that I’ve still got all this physical construction work going on all around me which does make normal life a little more difficult.
Still, I have survived far worse conditions, so that will make no difference in the long run. One of the books (my new autobiography) is not far off finished now. But I will keep everybody updated on its progress. It contains ‘brand new’ material – at least it contains old material that has never so far been published. Its all original stuff that I wrote around 1975, but I excluded it from the first print of “Dark Secrets” as frankly it was too long. Anyway, now its all going in (even some new “naughty bits” as the late Kenny Everett would say) so that might please some ‘Bonky people’ of this world! I am not changing any of it (apart from bits of grammar) as its what happened at given times. It would be ‘cheating’ to re-write history just to accord with feelings in the present. Its as I originally wrote it, and so that still stands.
Its been a beautiful day, and I took full advantage of it by getting out a little. I went to the Indian grocer to get a couple of cold beers and there was one old drunk causing trouble in there. He said he had been short-changed; but I was not fooled by that for a minute as I’d seen him do this sort of thing before. He ‘started’ on me just outside the shop and asked me for some money. I looked him straight in the eye and said ‘no’. He mumbled abuse and I told him he’d get more than money if I caught him insulting friends of mine again. I think he knew I was serious so he ‘backed off’, but that didn’t stop him hurling abusive insults after me when I was a ‘safe distance’ away. I could have gone back. But what was the point?
Some human beings are so far removed from reality, that they are just incapable of listening to any but them selves. What a way to live! Trapped inside a cage of your own hatred!. I remember thinking . . . Thank God, I’m not like that! Then home. Loads more work (writing) and I’ve only just stopped for a short break. (Hence this Blog).
My large back room is finished now, so the next thing is a fitted carpet. Then I can start moving all the furniture back and make some more space in my lounge. Got to get the double bed back in there as a priority. Well, its always handy if you have visitors!
For the moment, David