Liberation day

Whilst I retired, officially, on 30 April, as I don’t usually work on Thursday or Friday today was the first day when I am “at large” when I would otherwise be working. I won’t lie – it has been tremendous. The day started a bit rainy, but Lyra and I had a lovely long walk.Continue reading “Liberation day”

From Coconuts to Mars via Sartre

A good stretch of the legs with Lyra this morning, with plenty of time for musing. (A good thing as it is raining now so its a short hop this evening!). My internet research over breakfast following on from yesterday’s riff on how the humble coconut could have turned out to be a whinfruit (moreContinue reading “From Coconuts to Mars via Sartre”

Why do reading glasses vanish?

I used to be very short sighted so had to wear glasses all the time. I recently had my cataracts fixed and in the process my shortsightedness was fixed. All good, but the down side is that it baked in longsightedness and I now need reading glasses. What I really want are varifocals I canContinue reading “Why do reading glasses vanish?”

Wandering in mind and body

Lyra and I had a lovely walk this morning. Just a tot of rain (for that’s all we’ve had) seems enough to make things shimmer. We found the first red campion of the year and a likely looking stand of brambles, which augurs well for crumble season. There was also some hawthorn blossom just out.Continue reading “Wandering in mind and body”

Punctuation gone mad

I had two days doing other things and, in the interim, the bulk of the blanket weed has mysteriously, and thankfully, disappeared from the bottom pond and the tadpoles have emerged in droves. There is now an international comma and apostrophe convention on the beach of the pond, which is almost black with them. TheContinue reading “Punctuation gone mad”