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

Tuesday, 23 December 2008


Hurrah for the direct labour force of Shetland Islands Council! The joiners arrived first, and, in a short space of time, repaired my leaky bathroom window. One of them left this verse:-

The joiners were very late
So they upset Mr Tait
Let's hope they find the right solution
Before he starts a revolution!

The plumber arrived just as I was penning this rhyme of gratitude to the housing department of the council:

Let joy and thanks be unconfined!
You have restored my peace of mind.
My bathroom window's watertight
And everything is now all right.
Well, everything except the plumbing,
But Hark! I hear the plumber coming!
Thanks are due to Mr Hughson
For making good this restitution
And thank him also for his ode -
I'll keep it next to my commode
To remind me of his labour
Given without fear or favour.
I'm grateful for the sweat and strain
To make my bathroom dry again.
I wish you all good health and cheer
A happy Christmas and New Year.

And I'm happy to report that my taps and outlet pipes are all working beautifully again. Let's hear it for the direct labour force of Shetland Islands Council!

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