What I Did in the Holidays

I was a lazy child. So lazy, in fact, that in other circumstances I might have had a scale of laziness named after me, against which other, less indolent children could be measured. Exhibit A: Holiday Diary, 1975. You know the drill, I’m sure. They weren’t obligatory, but a prize of some sort was no … Continue reading What I Did in the Holidays


Dammit, gannet

Spring is teasing us. On the one hand we have lengthening days, blooming snowdrops, birds clearing their syrinxes in preparation for the free-for-all of the breeding season; on the other, temperatures remain on the put-on-your-winter-underwear-and-don’t-forget-your-hat-and-gloves-and-how-about-a-nice-cup-of-hot-chocolate-when-you-get-home end of the spectrum. These in-between days test our patience, but there’s still much to appreciate. In the park, great … Continue reading Dammit, gannet

Happy New Year

The year has passed; the year has begun. Long live the year! I try not to succumb to the New Year’s Resolution, that bullying, anxiety-inducing waste of time, energy and emotion. Do I want to bathe in rampant self-loathing come its inevitable demise a few minutes/hours/days/weeks/months (delete as appropriate) into the year? I do not. … Continue reading Happy New Year