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)

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)

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)

Frozen (but don’t Let it Go) (6.21)

Yes, this week has been untypically cold for a London winter, with temperatures regularly below freezing (even during the day), necessitating me breaking out the jacket and boots I refer to as either "DefCon 1" or "Moscow measures" when we need to leave the house and go for a walk. And yes, even in this… Continue reading Frozen (but don’t Let it Go) (6.21)