There has been blog silence from the Castle for a while, I know you were all on tenterhooks waiting for the next installment. I got 'flu. Not swine it seems but I was laid low in bed for a few days and emerged on Monday swinging back up into the olive trees with vim and vigour (not icelandic eco-slaves). And we are picking like it is the end of the world which I gather is supposed to be ending for all surviving Aztecs in 2012. According to an unreliable sauce who wishes to remain anonymous, the aztec calendar ends in 2012 because they ran out of stones and could not be bothered to find any more since 2012 seemed a long way away as did the stones.
So in my bed, I got rather bored and grumpy so watched bits of early and surrealist cinema on youtube. I can highly recommend Hans Richter and Fernand Leger.
The dogs would not leave my side.