Iris Sula meets Sula bassana
1 month 2 weeks ago
Yesterday I caught the last official day of “Tracking Animals” - an exhibition at The Hunterian in Glas
Chestnuts and a mirror tunnel
3 months 1 week ago
This is a short post bringing together my recent ramblings on TV tunnels with my love of meta. “A Cock and Bull Story” is one of my all-time favourite films, if not my all-time favourite.
TV tunnel
3 months 2 weeks ago
When I wrote about TV Tunnels this was what I meant. Much more fun than just two mirrors:
The author, breathing fairly normally
4 months 31 min ago
Not too long ago I found myself concentrating on breathing normally.
f f f f f
6 months 2 hours ago
Iris is 123,456,789 seconds old next Tuesday - she’s getting on - and is starting to learn about reading.
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I missed my pocket
6 months 2 weeks ago
I’m without my smartphone for a few days after it had a close encounter with some tarmac. I’ve lost a few superpowers: the ability to use Whatsapp and online banking. Most annoyingly I miss the ability to switch the lights on and off in my kitchen.
Screening a screen
7 months 1 week ago
If you watch Match of the Day you’ve almost certainly done that thing where you avoid hearing the results so that you can watch the footy as if it were live. What with all the newfangled twitterbook, facewhat, interweb and apps, it’s got more and more difficult to achieve.
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Putting everything on the line
7 months 1 week ago
During the olympics I heard about a couple of competitors in racing events who “dived” (or “dove”, if you’re American) across the line. The rules are clear (section 2 rule 164 IAAF rulebook):
7 months 2 weeks ago
I reckon sharp knives are safer than blunt ones. Same with scissors - including children’s scissors.
EHIC air con
7 months 3 weeks ago
Fortunately, I’ve never had a need to use a European Health Insurance Card until recently. It was a non-medical application. Very useful for keeping the air con on while the hotel room was unoccupied.