Pliffity flip! Pliffity flip! My only name is the Scroobious Pip! – Edward Lear.

This is the blog of the scroobious pip. It used to be an exclusively name that one could always snaffle on any site. Then a few years ago some British rapper came along and became the scroobius pip (at least it’s spelt different). These days people look at me like, oh yes, him. Actually, no, not him! I defer to the original scroobious pip of Edward Lear fame. Exactly what is a scroobious pip? Well, that’s the whole point… what is one?

Together with Edward Lear, this scroobious pip loves Lewis Carroll nonsense as well. Alice in wonderland is a favourite to this day. While the blog purists may cry ‘off with her head’ for my blog is not honed on a specific topic (as they are meant to be); I am happy in my meanderings on all different topics including (and in no particular order)

  • my art
  • photography
  • sewing and in particular dressmaking
  • late 1930s and early 1940s fashion and vintage patterns (usually anything pre ‘the new look’)
  • my cats – sisters Licorice and Saffron (tortoise shells aka torties) and boys Pickle (ginger ninja) and Gesso (deaf white medium haired)
  • disability Β – sometimes blindness and deafness but mostly physical disability as my boyfriend / partner in crime has something similar to muscular dystrophy and uses a wheelchair. He hasn’t lost his sense of humour though.

If I make no sense, that’s ok. Indeed, what a delight.

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  1. hilarious stuff. I like your cats x

  2. Now, I see, you have already explained yourself – that’s cheating. Licorice looks like Jemima, uncannily so. Thank-you for visiting, I hope you enjoy your post.

  3. Great blog and kitties πŸ˜€ I will stop by again!

  4. Hey, me and my twin sister have Muscular Dystrophy. Although we are now 20, the so-called doctors still don’t know the exact type we have. It is so frustrating at times – love the blog! πŸ™‚

    • Hi Zia,

      Thanks for the comment. Andrew is 40 and had symptoms from about 28 and they still aren’t completely sure what he has either! The latest diagnosis is familial body inclusion myositis which apparently mimics lower limb girdle muscular dystrophy. Whichever label they give him the reality is the same – crappy muscles! I told him about your comment and he said if you ever do get a definitive diagnosis, he’d be interested to hear what it is.

      • Your welcome πŸ™‚
        I’d be more than happy to tell you and Andrew when I do find out. I’ve always had Muscular Dystrophy, and the doctors told me and my twin sister that we would never walk. I have to laugh and say doctors don’t know a thing because we could walk until we were about 8 years old before it got too hard for us. But 28 is a good age to first start to get symptoms, I’m jealous lol πŸ™‚

  5. I’ve probably phrased that poorly as he was diagnosed at 28 but did have some symptoms before that. Nevertheless, you’re right. He was a good age before it really started to kick in. He has been fortunate and even though he uses a wheelchair today and can’t walk particularly well, he would still tell you that all things considered he’s been pretty lucky.

  6. I’ve just been making an essay series for Radio 3 on Edward Lear, to celebrate his bicentenary in May. Ralph Steadman is one of the essayists. He is a lovely man and drew a nonsense bird for Edward Lear, the long-lashed, three-booted wheedle-nittle, while we were recording him. I thought that as a fellow Lear-lover you might like to know. The essays will be broadcast the week beginning April 30th, from Monday to Friday, at 10.45 pm.

    Meanwhile, keep up the nonsense! And I hope that, like me, you will be wishing Edward many dapper tree-urns on May the 12th.

  7. Hello, I have just nominated you for the Super Sweet Blog Award. http://ziabuddy.wordpress.com/2013/05/21/super-sweet-blog-award/

  1. Pingback: Super Sweet Blog Award | Zia's Site

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