Various unrelated things have happened in the last couple of days, although I suppose they’re related by virtue of all happening to me. Nothing is ever truly arbitrary.
After visiting the Walrus of Horniman in August, it was clearly high time to return in December for another showing. And by "showing", I mean "showing my daughters to the walrus by holding them up[…]
One of my wife’s friends had her birthday today, and we all went out to celebrate at Tenpin, a bowling alley over in Croydon in the retail park. Getting there was a bit of a[…]
Today, I made two separate journeys to the past. One across 600 years, the other across no more than a decade. This morning we went to Bodiam Castle. Bodiam is about ten miles from Hastings[…]
My cold intensified overnight, and I compounded things by going up and sorting through some old boxes after breakfast, unleashing a cloud of dust as I disinterred old mortgage agreements, a camping stove, back issues[…]
This was the first Christmas we’ve spent in England in years. In fact, when I reviewed all the previous Christmases in my blog (and here and here), I realised that the last time I was[…]
After a 1am phone call this morning, I was pretty groggy. I woke about 9, had another call at 10, then got ushered into the garden to play with La Serpiente. Just as a chill[…]
Tonight I went to the pub with two old school friends, and although the first pub was very loud and stinking of bleach, the second pub was quieter and allowed us to watch a time[…]
I made it back to the parental home about 4pm today, having had no more than three hours sleep since Sunday morning, and was greeted by my firstborn jumping up and down with excitement.
At Changi, I made sure I was first in line when the security check at the gate opened, and by some minor miracle there was no question about the travel cot, despite all the pieces[…]