Monthly Archives: March 2017

No more woolly trousers

This evening, just before I was about to sit down in front of an entertaining amount of Netflix offerings, I received a VERY IMPORTANT document from Mirinda. Earlier in the day I’d run my editing eye across a spreadsheet that … Continue reading

Posted in Gary's Posts | 1 Comment

Flash and his FSI

This morning I was woken up by being kicked in the back of the head. For reasons known only to her (and I doubt she even knows) Freya had moved up to Mirinda’s pillow (Mirinda was at the flat) and … Continue reading

Posted in Gary's Posts | 1 Comment

A pedant’s nightmare

Some time in the early hours of this morning, Mirinda was woken up by the window rattling. This happens whenever the wind blows in the wrong direction. It only rattles when it’s open because of the long metal rod which … Continue reading

Posted in Gary's Posts | 1 Comment

Eleven new taps

Two small children on the bus chatting: BOY: (pointing out the window at a roadside storm drain) That’s a plug. GIRL: Is it? BOY: I’ve got one at home. A new one. Have you? GIRL: No. Not like that. BOY: … Continue reading

Posted in Gary's Posts | 1 Comment

I just can’t do potatoes

The parents who meet at Starbucks after dropping their kids off at a nearby primary school were discussing roast dinners and the solitary male said he had no problem with any of it but he just couldn’t manage potatoes. At … Continue reading

Posted in Gary's Posts | 1 Comment

Saving the sunlight

The clocks went forward last night so we missed an hour of sleep. I have discovered, much to my surprise, that Queensland isn’t the only bit of Australia that is scared of DST. It seems that Western Australia and the … Continue reading

Posted in Gary's Posts | 1 Comment

Spring is here

It’s always a pleasure when spring arrives in the Former Residence of Xun Ma. The colours start to bloom and the days start to brighten. Okay, that’s all a bit poetic. It wasn’t that long ago that we had snow … Continue reading

Posted in Gary's Posts | 1 Comment

I can only draw stick figures!

There were lots of school kids at the Horniman Museum today, armed with clipboards and pencils, trying to draw various stages of evolution. They were all quite small though not small enough to step over. Mind you, they weren’t that … Continue reading

Posted in Gary's Posts | 1 Comment

Jane’s pincushion wit

A while ago, Mirinda noticed that there was planned a recital at Chawton House Library. Naturally I was ordered to book a couple of tickets. And tonight was the night. Of course being a Thursday, Mirinda had to make sure … Continue reading

Posted in Gary's Posts | 1 Comment

When evil visited London

This morning Mirinda had a breakfast meeting at the Houses of Parliament. This afternoon a subhuman creature visited the Houses of Parliament leaving behind a number of dead in his wake. Fortunately this subhuman creature was put down very quickly. … Continue reading

Posted in Gary's Posts | 2 Comments