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Mrs. Monk's Would-be Diary, should have been written by Mrs. Monk, since she is the "Writer" in the family.
However, since she is a writer only in the conceptual sense, I have undertaken to fill these pages on her behalf.
If not by her, these pages will certainly be about her, and other important matters of the day

Leslie Monk, the long suffering.

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9 Feb. 2005

Sir Henry at Rawlinson's End

Mrs. Monk. has started buying music on E Bay.

Her first purchase: a Gram Parson Tribute CD featuring Wilco and Elvis Costello etc. for which she paid £11.57. including postage. All went smoothly. Her package arrived and there it was. Time to clear out that LP collection

Today I listed an LP for sale on E bay for the first time, an LP I haven't. played for many years and, as such. it was a prime candidate for disposal. The record is Viv Stanshall's, Sir Henry at Rawlinsons End. Vivian Stanshall, was a local Essex eccentric I believe, but he had the voice and characteristics of 'Sir Henry' from the more regal home counties. He was the leader of the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, and had a notable hit in 1968, with I Am The Urban Spaceman. He also provided the spoken surreal intro on Mike Oldfield's, Tubular Bells He lived out his fantasies and died horribly alone in a fire at his home. There is more; type in Vivian Stanshall into your search engine and prepare to be intrigued, even if you thought you knew him, as I thought I did.

So, my copy of Vivian Stanshall's, Sir Hemy at Rowlinsons End. is up for sale on E-Bay, right here. LINK

Since this is my first attempt to sell anything on E Bay, I have decided to EWe it away free of charge to the highest bidder on E Bay, (up to a maximum of twenty quids), But, the highest bidder must quote the following to me by E-mail or Website FEEDBACK, the following phrase. “Phill Jupetus Ate My Cat" No, I wont pay the postage. What do you take me for? Enough already.

9 Feb 2005, Bid received £ 5.20 from "Surreal 12"

Fictitious Sports

Reader's Letter 12 Feb 05

Yes, Phil Jupitus may very well have ate your pussy (No Matron, really), however, you failed to mention dear Viv's most definitive works Le. Teddy Boys don't knit, my pink half of the drain pipe and 11 moustachiod daughters (running in a field of fat).

BlW, I have the video of Sir H at R .E. (Jungle-bunnies indeed) - possibly the least P.C. of any films ever made and Trevor Howard's most seminal piece. I have to go now and practise Heading the Shot - the newly proposed demo sport for the 2012 LoNdon Olympix. Regards

The Trouserless One.

Reply 12 Feb 05

Hello Trouserless

I see you are into fictitious sports.

I like Curling the Tom Cat myself, (which has two meanings, as far as I can see, both of which I like very much.)

I must catch up on your other recommendations. Cheers


If you know of any genuine or fictitious sports that would please this page, let Mrs Monk know all about it.

20 Feb. 2004 Shotgun Golf

Hunter S Thompson shot himself in the head today indulging in what he anticipated and called the sport of Shotgun Golf. I think this meets the challenge by some margin. Whatever happened to Rolling Stone?