This amazing man inside, fantastic as a dragon

“If only time would give me wings/I’d double back tomorrow”…

How sad to hear of the passing of Clive James today. If you thought he was just that man off the telly I would recommend Julie Covington’s 1971 album The Beautiful Changes, which he co-wrote with Pete Atkin; a thing of exquisite delight and something that I am thankful to have in my life.

If I had my time again

There’d be no days wasted

In playing hard to get

As for now all I regret

Are the joys untasted.

If I had my time again

You would find me bolder

Not hard to get to know

On the mark all set to go

And no cold shoulder.

We’ve been told in every generation By the ladies in the magazines

To keep our distance keep our fascination

Well they can tell it to the marines.

If I had my time again

It could mean disaster

I’d be burning to begin

I guess I wouldn’t always win

But at least I’d be moving faster.

♾ Clive James (7 October 1939 – 24 November 2019)


Give Peace A Chance

If you want it


Goodbye Piccadilly

Piccadilly Circus, 1967


Current obsession

A little bit of my world just there.


Going to the Moon, July 1969


Moonage Daydream Oh Yeah

We have gone all spacey here at Jenny Artichoke…

Safe travels.


London in the rain, the past

What should I write? 
What can I say?