We have forgotten about swine ‘flu

We have forgotten about swine 'flu, But you can still ruin your lovely soft hands With those harsh products which were supposed To protect even the most lacksadaisical washers From the dreaded contagion of that piggy virus. This is why we all readily recognise this sign: If you are one of those people who suffers... Continue Reading →

All around my hat

My new hat was handmade for me from woven palm leaves, and fits me perfectly. This is a traditional craft in the Algarve, Portugal. I first saw "my hat" at a fashion show held in the village in which I live at the end of June. I wrote about the music at that Fashion Show... Continue Reading →

Two minutes late

I really do like train trips. I already had my ticket. I prepared well the night before, and rose very early on the appointed day according to plan. So what possessed me to do a whole series of unimportant things at home so that I would arrive at the station two minutes late for my... Continue Reading →

To whom should I rant?

Where, oh where, is a sound-proof, padded room when you need one? One should not have to think about something which should have been learned by the age of 11 or 12.

What’s a penguin?

I am aware of the irony of using electronic media to talk about aspects of the electronic media, in this case a recent development on that social media network, Facebook. The latter organisation has introduced a cool new thing: we can now pepper our comments with more emoticons than I ever knew existed. My question... Continue Reading →

Saturday morning introversion

Susan Cain: The power of introverts | Video on TED.com. I am so glad I have real friends on Facebook who post interesting things I wait two days to watch because I think it is going to take too much of my time. This video is only nineteen minutes long, and well worth every single... Continue Reading →

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