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

Thursday, 21 May 2009


As the BBC, in its customary compulsive obsessive manner, has declared this to be poetry week, I thought I would make my own contribution to this lofty cause. I resolved that I would pen a short poem to commemorate an event which took place in my life this week. Well, today it happened, and here it is:

A pipe has fractured in my block.
The plumber has turned us off at the main.
"What will become of us now?", we conjecture,
"Maybe we'll never see water again!"
Nine flats with nary a drop in their sink
Plague and pestilence surely will follow.
Two dozen souls beginning to stink,
Empty cisterns sounding hollow.
Now is the start of a long hot summer,
Too much time with no toilette.
Wield your spanner, Mr Plumber!
Let us all get sweetly wet!
No washes, douches, flush or rinsing -
We'll be society's disdain
Can I be any more convincing?
Plumber, come and fix our main!

I believe that next week is Wet T-shirt week (can you even conceive of what I have planned for that!), followed by the events of "Slap Someone with a Salt Mackerel" Day the following weekend.

Watch this space.

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