Monthly Archives: January 2019

Not lacking in confidence

Today saw Parliament debate the pros and cons of continuing with the present government. The government managed to remain in place by a mere 19 votes. Which, as many people tried to point out, means there were only 10 votes … Continue reading

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Employing a lack of wisdom

There’s a problem when you ask people something that they know nothing about and yet have an opinion. I do it myself. I hear things about a movie, say, and I have an opinion. It might be that I heard … Continue reading

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Squirrel with a big brain

Yesterday Mirinda bought a squirrel proof bird feeder. She has bought them before but, so far, they pretty much fail after a while. It’s as if the squirrel just keeps trying different strategies until it hits on a successful one. … Continue reading

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Chicken and cheese

It was pretty much just a normal Sunday today. Well, apart from Mirinda asking to be woken up early so she could get some DBA work done before her weekly Skype session. It made little difference to my normal Sunday … Continue reading

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Pork belly bonanza

In Starbucks this morning Elinor asked me if I was doing anything exciting today. I said I was cooking dinner. She said that didn’t sound very exciting. I told her it would take six hours. She maintained it was still … Continue reading

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Another one down

Today I completed Panel Five of the Gostrey Meadow Memorial. I’m now filling in the gaps for the Hale and Wrecclesham monuments. These are not so easy. Late today I spent a lot of time searching in vain for various … Continue reading

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Who owns who?

Being a Househusband gives me plenty of time to observe lots of different people. Given I walk everywhere also means I tend to see many things that other people miss. Being a nosy busybody helps as well. I see lots … Continue reading

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That’s Amore

Today Mirinda sent off the first drafts of a couple of chapters of her thesis to her supervisor for comment and input. This is the first steps onto the road to completion. Of course it’s still a bit of an … Continue reading

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Emma’s Revenge

Sometimes Mirinda just makes me laugh out loud without even being around. Some days, after she’s left for work and I’m pottering around, I’ll find something she’s absentmindedly done that just cracks me up. Today, for instance. She went off … Continue reading

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Plastic problems

I went up to the flat today in order to finish what I started the other day, namely installing new runners for the curtains. It didn’t take long. (The photos in this post are from a couple of new building … Continue reading

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