You know what makes me grumpy? All the Grumpy Old Men who appeared on the BBC TV series were younger than me, that's what makes me grumpy. Mutter, mutter....

The Grumpy Old Artist

The Grumpy Old Artist
Would YOU pose for this man???

Exhibition Poster

Exhibition Poster
Catterline Event, 2011

Oil Painting by Jim Tait

Oil Painting by Jim Tait
Helford River, Cornwall

Oil Painting by Jim Tait

Oil Painting by Jim Tait
Full-riggers "Georg Stage" and "Danmark"

Other Recent Works

Other Recent Works
Fordyce Castle and Village

Hay's Dock, Lerwick

Shetland-model Boats at Burravoe, Yell

Tall Ships Seascape

The Tour Boat "Dunter III", with Gannets, off Noss

The "Karen Ann II" entering Fraserburgh harbour

Summer Evening, Boyndie Bay

1930s Lerwick Harbour

Johnshaven Harbour

"Seabourn Legend"

Greeting Cards!

Greeting Cards!
Now Available in Packs of Five or in Assorted Sets of Four

Sunday, 21 December 2008


Desperation to get my bathroom watertight and fully functional again drives me to publish the following ditty, penned by my own fair hand.


It is the season to be jolly
With lots of mistletoe and holly,
But I am in a state of gloom
Because of things in my bathroom.
My window leaks in lots of water
In a way it never ought'er.
When I have my pony and trap
The water rains into my lap.
As one who rarely ever complains
About the taps and, yes, the drains,
Which aren't really draining right,
And when I turn the tap off tight
It turns itself back on again.
It really is an awful pain.
A strange sense of impending doom
Steals on me in the smallest room.
I wonder what next will befall
When I must answer nature's call.
I need a joiner and a plumber
Preferably before next summer.
Repairman, please give me a reason
To have a joyous festive season!

In anticipation of a result from this piece of delightful doggerel, I have been cleaning my bathroom, living room and kitchen, which are now so dazzlingly bright, I am wearing shades as I write this.

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