Four twenties ten (19.2021)

Anyone who has ever learned a foreign language will find certain aspects of the learned language amusing. Perhaps it's the concept of gender applied to inanimate objects - why is a table feminine? But one of the weirdest things I've seen is that the French words for 70, 80 and 90 are sixty-ten, four-twenties and… Continue reading Four twenties ten (19.2021)

Hell in a tall hat (18.2021)

Any week I don't get my post out an a Sunday I feel disappointed in myself. Especially when I didn't spend Sunday engaged in anything else more important - unless jigsaw making and gardening and reading count as more important? Actually gardening felt quite important as the spring weeds have also sprung and are growing… Continue reading Hell in a tall hat (18.2021)

Long week, long weekend (17.2021)

I am starting Couch to 5K from the beginning again and I am surprised how difficult it is to run for only 60 seconds with 90 seconds of break in between I’m several days behind on my writing plan this week. Have I set myself too ambitious a target? Should I reduce my target to… Continue reading Long week, long weekend (17.2021)

The big reopening (15.2021)

While countries across Europe are looking like into lockdown again, here in the UK we have reached a milestone in reopening - pubs and shops and hairdressers and gyms are now open for customers. Except pubs (and restaurants and cafes) are only open for custom in outside spaces. And yoga studios can't open because that… Continue reading The big reopening (15.2021)

Locked in, Locked out, Lucked out (14.2021)

I start this week's post with a tale of locks on a bridge in Bakewell. Maybe I don't have a romantic soul (although I'm pretty sure I do) but I don't understand the point of putting locks on a bridge. Most bridges aren't particularly romantic places (industrial architecture, traffic just two things spoiling the ambiance… Continue reading Locked in, Locked out, Lucked out (14.2021)