The week has passed, refusing all offers of help as it staggered weakly to its close. Tempted by an email from Duolingo, who know a sucker when they see one, I’ve dipped into Japanese, and am here to tell you that it’s every bit as hard as you always thought. For a mind used to … Continue reading Memories, ah sweet wossnames
The week has passed, by recent standards, relatively uneventfully. On Friday, too late, it occurred to me that two weeks and many aeons ago I’d made a vague plan to go and watch some cricket at Guildford. This was prompted by Kumar Sangakkara’s recent, and almost unprecedented, run of success. (Non cricket-fans – stick with … Continue reading Putting the ‘ex’ in ‘expert’
The week has passed, for us at least, Spanishly. There was a moment, a couple of days into our Granada trip, when I could have sworn our waiter showed signs of understanding what I’d just said to him. But it was no more than a fleeting look of anguish on his face, and might equally … Continue reading Habla-vous Duolingo?
The week has passed, holding its loved ones that little bit closer at its end than at its beginning. I watched the aftermath of Manchester with a sort of numbness, scrolling down social media feeds, reading newspaper articles, trying to avoid rolling news but drawn to it like a moth to the flame. Impossible to … Continue reading Dogs and death