Back in the 1960’s I read quite a bit about the men (and their deeds ) who devoted their lives to the building of rockets. Starting with the infamous V2 rockets that wandered across Europe landing in British cities with a band, death and destruction, to the men who were ‘rescued’ from working for the […]

Weekend Theme

It’s Friday, it’s a whole lot later than I usually post the weekend theme, but I have an excuse. I had to leave home at 6am to start teaching at 7am, so that we could take an hour and a half off to watch the SA-Samoa rugby game. And guess what – I tied with […]

Happy Birthday Supergran

Today is the birthday of a very special friend. She was the first blogger I met ‘for real’. I was somewhat nervous as I had managed to get myself lost in her hometown the previous evening and had accepted her offer to be collected at the BnB to go off for supper somewhere. Her name […]

Spring rain

Oh for spring rains. That first real rain of spring, water everywhere. You can almost hear the ground creak and groan as it expands from its hard dry state to take in the precious moisture. The lovely smell of rain on the dusty ground, the hot roads, the trees, new leaves washed clean of the […]

Common Sense

Common sense seems to be pretty uncommon. And one place it seems fatal to look for it is in the groves of academe. Last night and this morning I took something put together by a person with a ‘good’ academic background and fixed it. Many high-faluting words placed next to each other, in the hope […]

Versatile Blogger Award

Versatile Blogger award! Thank you (I think) to Sons of Thunder Patron. What it entails is me telling you 7 things you didn’t know about me, and then nominating other bloggers for the award. I’m not sure what you lot know / don’t know about me. So I’ll share some things that seem to have […]

What size?

“STOP THAT” yelled the King. Everyone froze in their tracks. The King seldom raised his voice to that sort of level. When he did, you’d know all about it if you didn’t IMMEDIATELY obey. The Lord High Chancellor slowly lifted his head from looking at that delicious piece of cake (a king’s finger length it […]

Pinky’s weekly quiz

My friend Pinky poses a weekly food related quiz. Poor Pinky has to put up with my answers. One day I’ll google everything and give her a huge fright. Meanwhile………………… 1 What is schmaltz? It’s usually over-sentimental stuff like music and pictures, so in terms of food, I imagine something similar. Overblown cupcakes maybe?  2. What […]

Weekend Theme

Its Friday, time for the Weekend Theme. As usual the tiny mind has been racing away over it while I rose, showered, made breakfast, ironed clothes, booted my laptop. A very busy rather blank little mind. One word kept coming up, in different ways. So I guess that it’s begging to be the theme. This […]

“Slut Walk”

The SlutWalk protest marches began on April 3, 2011, in Toronto, Canada, and became a movement of rallies across the world. Participants protest against explaining or excusing rape by referring to any aspect of a woman’s appearance. The rallies began when Constable Michael Sanguinetti, a Toronto Police officer, suggested that to remain safe, “women should […]