The blog that inspired me to have a go is called Fretmarks. It is brilliant. If you are into poetry, birds, philosophy, humour and humanity, that's the place to be. Meanwhile, I will provide the comedian patter between the serious stuff. The picture is of a Fantail. My son, who lives north of Auckland in New Zealand described a wagtail-like bird, and I think this was it. The Fantail has nothing to do with anything, but it's such a pretty bird - sorry, SMART bird - that I decided to adorn my page with it.