Monthly Archives: May 2012

The house is in a funny mood

25°C, few clouds, little wind. I have another temporary resident in my house. I arrived home earlier than usual to a house that is distinctly buzzing. There is a swarm up by the eaves, I guessed that they’re looking for … Continue reading

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Oxalis has been waiting

22°C, Sun. CA:20 Oxalis has been waiting for a few weeks. today it opened itself to the sun, recent days have not been good enough. Now it’s warm enough to put the hammock up. The Nation is getting excited by … Continue reading

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27°C, windy Gove: “He said: “To suggest that anti-Semitism can ever be explained, rather than be condemned, is insensitive and, frankly, bizarre. AQA needs to explain how and why this question was included in an exam paper.” Aah, freedom of expression. … Continue reading

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Don’t like February

7°C, rain Don’t like February, especially when it happens in May. Top temperature today, 7° which rose from a startling 6° this morning. Feb has returned four months on, it would appear. Since I had little teaching to do, I … Continue reading

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Of mice and a man

14°C, windy with sun Could it be that I don’t, as previously thought, live alone? Could it be that these tiny pellets that I have found behind the fridge are left by visitors? Could it be that these visitors take … Continue reading

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14°C, sunny bits & windy Film: Carravagio by Derek Jarman. A good film has the ability to occupy your thoughts for the next day, or even days after that. Carravagio had some good ingredients- the cinematography was matched to the … Continue reading

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late wet

14°C, rain which arrived late. This is a day off work, blame backache. At one stage I had to lift my legs out of bed. These things make you feel rotten, it’s the kind of thing old folks supposedly experience. … Continue reading

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Sunny bank holiday

11°C, sunny & light wind This is not the way to spend a sunny but cool bank holiday weekend. I’m exhausted and am rumbled by ominous gurglings from my belly. Yes, I’m unwell. Confusingly, for a few days exhaustion has … Continue reading

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Dual sleep

8°C, light clouds & windy It’s 02:00 in the morning & my late wake reminds me of a BBC feature on the Myth Of The Eight Hour Sleep. The idea is that in reality, we have phases of sleep- Deep … Continue reading

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Dark day

9°C, rain, but less of it. CA20 That’s no metaphor, it really is dark. There are thick thick clouds overhead bearing rain that must be destined for somewhere else on this island. The news is full of floods and yet … Continue reading

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