Monday, 31 December 2012

Back Soon

In the meantime, there are lots of nice pictures to look at here.

Happy New Year.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Too Much Certainty, Too Few Teaspoons

(This is a very long post, but, as I'm going down the coast for a bit and then it's Christmas, it may have to last

Freecycle and the Younger Generation

I have resisted my addiction to Freecycle for a long time now, but today I gave in. Once more I am glued to

Monday, 10 December 2012

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Tribbles and the Tin Man

Having headed a post 'The Name Game' yesterday, I was surprised to see this, on opening my daughter's

Friday, 7 December 2012

The Name Game

It gave me a shock to meet a grown-up Merlin the other day. I remember when I first heard the name

Thursday, 6 December 2012

More Quacking

The other day I had a bit of a moan about my experiences with efficient but rather chilly doctors.Then I

Wednesday, 5 December 2012


In the 24 November, 2012 edition of The Week there is a page devoted to the new Archbishop of

Tuesday, 4 December 2012


Last night someone - not an Australian patriotic zealot, but an Austrian, I should point out - told me that


Having been literally overwhelmed by requests (if you consider 17 requests, not including friends and

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Smear Tactics

Everyone's into smear these days - Conrad Black says it was smear that condemned him to the clink, our

Not Quite Wasted

There are mornings when you wake up to find that overnight, rather than cooling down, it has somehow