Let me just tell you right now, I have no truck with Dry January, nor with Veganuary, nor with any other faddish means of making this dreariest month in such uncertain times any worse than it already is. What, I … Continue reading
As I write this I am on a train, returning from our monthly pilgrimage to the Science Museum. Once a month (last Wednesday of the month, except in December) the museum opens late for an adults only night. A museum … Continue reading
This is me (this is not me, this is a couple of gentlemen doing cartwheels down a hill) I am here.
This is the Wailing Wall or Western Wall in Jerusalem. One of the most holy Jewish sites in the world. Behind it is the Dome of the Rock, the most Holy of Mosques. And behind it is the mount of … Continue reading
You’ve had a few weeks off, you’ve eaten too much and not drunk enough. You may have been daft enough to make Resolutions. Either way, it’s time to celebrate what you did do, moan about what you didn’t do, and … Continue reading
It’s mid-January, and time to get meditative. While the world outside (that is, twitter) bemoans the gloom and the post-christmas slump, Casa Uborka is cheerful and positive. This has partly been achieved by Pete using the up the annual leave … Continue reading
I have a few different hobbies all of which, I think, can be described as pretty geeky. One of these is Napoleonic re-enactment. Generally this involves me spending a few weekends a year sitting around in fields in funny clothes … Continue reading
I’m spending lots of January chilling. I’m on a kind of belated Christmas holiday. Today, for example, I’ve spent pretty much the entire day in my pyjamas watching the first two Lord Of The Rings films with Karen and Maisy.