Monthly Archives: August 2015

Tummy bug

The bloody rain continues and the pathogens have moved to my lower intestine. That’s right, I have been inflicted with diarrhoea. Not only that but, in an effort to keep me from getting bored, Mirinda has asked me to help … Continue reading

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Weaponised bugs

Today was not the best day for me. I blame Jack Bauer. My sleep was interrupted five or six times by the same recurring dream. I was in a big rig truck, pulling a trailer upon which was a ruptured … Continue reading

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The plane that saved Britain

And so the rain continues. Radio 4 insists that August is always rainy but, seriously, I don’t remember one as bad as this. It feels like we’ve had about five days of sunshine and the rest has been wet. It … Continue reading

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Screwed

Back in first half of the 19th century, there was a bit of a race on to find the best screw propeller. They were called ‘screws’ because early ones were modelled on the Archimedes Screw, a device which, in part, … Continue reading

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Big yellow thing

I discovered today that about 26% of Americans think that the sun orbits the earth. I don’t know about anyone else but I think that’s shocking. I’m sure Copernicus would be in fits if he wasn’t dead. Though, to be … Continue reading

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So over the rain

Today was International Dog Day. It was established 11 years ago and I’m amazed I only know about it now. Still, better late than never, I guess. It was started in 2004 by an American Pet Therapist called Colleen Paige. … Continue reading

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Baby steps

Freya managed to climb the stairs this morning! I was upstairs collecting laundry when she started crying. She does this whenever Emma and/or Day-z are inaccessible. Naturally they’d both followed me upstairs and Freya was left at the bottom. It … Continue reading

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Karma?

Something that has just occurred to me given the refugee crisis at the moment is, what would have happened if everyone in France had left when the Germans turned up during WWII? Presumably, it would have made the invasion of … Continue reading

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Freya meets Hankley

It didn’t look like we’d be going anywhere today. It started grey and very forboding. I managed to get wet walking home from the shops as the rain started. It all looked pretty much set in for the day. Warm … Continue reading

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Gremlin

Today marked Freya’s first big walk. We took her to Frensham Little Pond…along with 30,000 other people. It was a glorious, if overly hot, day so we decided to wait until late in the day to set off. We thought … Continue reading

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