Archive for June, 2009

Happy Solstice

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

…and Father’s day, if applicable. I’m actually over a day late now… I spent a pleasant day with the family, and trying to keep a cold at bay.

Things You Didn’t Know Had Another Name

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

Under the general heading of “Oh, so that’s what it is! I never realised,” picture this.

It’s late 70s/early 80s Britain. You can’t sleep, so get up at some infeasibly early time, grab your morning stimulant of choice and settle down in the lounge to see what’s on TV. Not much, in this pre-dawn, pre-breakfast-TV scenario. Pages from Ceefax of course, and flipping over to BBC2 you hear the familiar strains of…

Leonard Salzedo’s Divertimento!

(Explanation for Americans)


Sunday, June 7th, 2009

While the mini-Elbeno and I were horsing around today, he managed to get me in the eye with a fingernail. Luckily our next door neighbour is an optometrist, and she took me down to her office tonight to check it out. So I have a scratched cornea, not too bad – although it is painful. It should heal in a couple of days and I have some antibiotic drops. (O.S. in case you’re wondering, and it’s not affecting my vision.)