Wagon Wheels are not bland!

Nearly 7 years old Chloe says Wagon Wheels are bland! I was astonished that she could think this but also that she knew the word ‘bland’!! Her Dad thinks they taste of cardboard. <shakes head>

Sleep cycle snow

It’s the day after my birthday and I woke up to check the results of an app I had loaded onto my phone to monitor my sleep cycle – just a bit of fun. I don’t know whether this chart is good or bad. I woke up feeling grotty, but that’s normal. There doesn’t seemContinue reading Sleep cycle snow

It’s my birthday!

What do you give someone of a certain age who likes to indulge just a little?

My family worry about me when I go out for a hike!

Next time my family worry about me when I go out on one of my solitary hikes, I’ll remind them of this video. The nonchalance regarding the obvious dangers is truly bizarre. Watch until the end to see the majestic finale. Best watched full-screen, in HD and on a big screen.

13 miles!

I extended my occasional 10-mile walk with an additional loop at roughly half-way, and what a delightful stretch it was. There were plenty of walkers out on a lovely spring-like day and I got chatting to a delightful man as he enjoyed his picnic. A retired headmaster, his walks were more like 3 miles andContinue reading 13 miles!

My first Python code

For a challenge I’ve tried to teach myself the Python programming language. It’s a big language with many features which I, as an ex-programmer from many decades ago, am unfamiliar with. But I’ve managed to write and test the code below, though I’m not sure I want to take this much further. I’ll see…..

Berlin bookstores

I’ve just started reading this second-hand, 1973 paperback  - a Christmas present from my son’s German girlfriend. Admire the book’s yellow pages – it’s 48 years-old! The enclosed bookmark says the book came from one of the many Berlin bookshops selling English books. Astonishingly, Berlin bookshops are considered ‘essential services’ during lockdown and allowed to stay openContinue reading Berlin bookstores

The sun shone for 20 seconds

On a 10.4 mile walk taking just over 3 hours, the sun came out for a mere 20 seconds. Fortunately my camera was primed and ready to shoot.

Not an artist

What have I talked myself into? I casually suggested to my daughter that on a Zoom call I could do some painting with the little ones. So I invested in some gear, and here is my studio setup. My daughter suggested acrylic paints but I did find it all a bit fiddly squeezing bits outContinue reading Not an artist

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