Though not proud of the picture I was glad to capture this pigeon coming in to land.
Who (or what?) do women find attractive in men? And men in women? See yesterday's Tone Deaf. The topic still on my mind I am startled this evening when my other half says: "Look there's a naked man." We are in the men's clothes department of Hooper's on a special shopping evening. The absence of enthusiasm in her voice is instructive. There is indeed a naked young man noticeable for his fake tan and aspiring muscularity. He is wearing only a pair of rather unprepossessing shorts. One assumes he is there to promote the sale of underwear, but doesn't appear to be succeeding. The burgers of Tunbridge Wells, male and female, most wearing overcoats against the cold outside appear to be steering clear of him. As we do. "No", says the Mrs, " he's not my type. Male strippers do not and have never appealed.
A significant reduction in alcohol in-take in comparison with previous occasions, impelled on my part by the exigencies of age, does not seem to affect the level of conversation at Wednesday's Retreat meeting and afterwards at the Kings Arms. As we go on talking we refrain by mutual consent from a second refill though occupying a premium table in the busy real ale pub. "That's our rent," says RR casting a sad eye on our nearly empty glasses. Somewhere buried there are the remnants of a drinking etiquette which requires you to sink pint after pint until you sail towards oblivion.