Saturday, 26 December 2015

Chronicle of my adventures in 2015

Having greatly neglecting my web site ever since I started house hunting early last year, I have managed to publish an account of my recent activities there.

In the course of composing this message I've managed to add a style sheet to this blog; I thought that the default format made links rather inconspicuous so I've changed them to a brash red.

Thursday, 24 December 2015


In some countries numerous statues are erected to honour the present leaders, and most are removed when new leaders take control.

In Britain we are less profligate. We put up just a few statues and once we have them we usually keep them. They are useful reminders of our history.

That is why Oriel College should not remove its statue of Cecil Rhodes, and why I think those who demand its removal are silly exhibitionists.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Expensive Blotting paper

Recently, when buying Earl Grey tea from a supermarket I noticed that the loose leaf tea I buy cost £1-20 per 100 grams, while 100 grams of tea in tea bags cost £2-24.

The blotting paper from which the tea bags are constructed seems very expensive !!

Saturday, 5 December 2015

December Flowers

I planted by gladioli rather late this year, and the last of them is still in bloom, as are some carnations and a few scabius.

Late flowers make the Winter seem shorter. The snowdrops should be out in six or seven weeks time, and then Spring will be on the way.