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Saturday, 6 April 2013

Dispatches from Athens...

Not wishing to make people feel bad, but I have seen the sun, and I can confirm it is there, it is warm and it is good. Oh yes. Our time will come.

In a brave and bold move, the fledgling bonsai enthusiasts of cash strapped Greece have asked me over for a weekend of bonsai education and a workshop. I thought it important then to give them the highest level of education possible. So in the spirit of Socratic learning, I posed the question below.

And I call myself a professional...

In fact, there is not much more to bonsai than that. It is just a tree in a pot. Doesn't that freak you out sometimes? It does me.

I'm loving Greece and think I will have to take a trip to the countryside. I fell in love with the country as a boy, reading Going Solo by Roald Dahl and Odysseus by Tony Robinson during the heyday of Jackanory.

Must try and read some more of them there books because as of them old Grecian dude once said

Ignorance is the root and stem of all evil.

And as Morrissey once said, "Is evil just something you are, or something you do?"

Tonight I'm going to the Parthenon...rock on.



  1. sweet, i'm feeling warm just reading this!
    - when we hid from the cruel wind the unit actually felt warm today..........honest !

  2. Is the Partenon a Greek takeaway?

  3. Thank you Peter for all .. You're a great teacher!!

  4. Peter fell in love with Greece but all of us were very excited by the teacher and his overall personality. Thank you Peter again! Epicurus' Garden is waiting for you...

  5. Now I can tell I've met bonsai passion and dedication consistent with modesty and subtle quality.
    Lots of sun awaiting for a visit yet to come...
    Thank you!