Our charming daughter is now a community nurse in UK, even though we offered a place at our farm, and the least energetic one at that, she prefers to stay in Blighty. I can’t think why myself but everyone is different. Anyway I believe she is satisfied in her vocation, using the most modern equipment [...]
Monthly Archive for May, 2009
I’m gonna have a beer!
Daniel Finkenstein (Sunday Times columnist) informs me that dyscalculia — the inability to learn maths — is now suffered by 18 out of every 15 people. Makes sense to me!
With no real sign of recovery, no matter how we are misled, the only pleasure left is looking out of my window. Which although a fine sight does nothing to alleviate my fears of having to discard the tie that I have to wear while chained to my desk. If I am so forced, as [...]
My daughter, now almost 30, remains a charmer and recently cheered my day by sending a rather fun cartoon; no doubt best understood by the Brits with their love of Christopher Robin, oh I forgot the films, but then the books are better. My pigs of course are quite fastidious, and their cleaniness leads me [...]
I am pleased to see the references to Presidents and First Ladies, surely proving that our colonial cousins are the perpetrators of this rather biased view point on gender differences. But it is a fact that, apart from a very few, the ladies do seem to spend time and trouble on ensuring that they look [...]
Life as an ancient is such a pain. After weeks of coughing I decided we must do something about it and noticed, on arising, that my balance also seemed badly affected, if falling over was any indication. Since my ears had regularly been blocked during the extremely lengthy cold I assumed that this was connected. [...]
John Knox had worked out the proper thoughts in relation to the female sex by 1558. His published tract stated that “For who can denie but it is repugneth to nature, that the blind shall be appointed to leade and conduct such as do see? That the weake, the sicke and impotent persons shall norishe [...]