A roller-coaster ride.

Early in the week I attended the funeral of an old friend. It reminded me of the old movie, “Goodbye, Mr Chips”. He’d been a teacher and had just retired at the end of last year. He was one of those wonderful educators who poured his life into his...

Nobel Prize. Whacko!

Congratulations to Alice Munro, winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize for literature. Well done, that lady. Now I confess: I’ve never heard of her. I gather she’s an elderly Canadian who writes short stories about life on the Canadian plains. Sounds intriguing....

Family

House clean: check. Laundry done: check. House and Wonder dog sitter organised: check. Wonder dog bathed: check. Food sorted: mostly check. Bags packed: not yet, but soon. Okay I think I’m almost ready for a long weekend holiday with the family. You heard right:...