I missed this article a couple of weeks ago in Wired. So just for the record, expert opinion is that web, internet and its abbreviation net should no longer be capitalized, unless used in a headline. And in case you … Continue reading
Ruth’s sister, Anne, and family (almost all the family – Katie, the oldest daughter – is still in the USA for another week) were here for a long weekend. The weather was foul, but I see that the UK weather … Continue reading
That master of muddled statements has provided us with another gem yesterday, the Guardian reports: Had we to do it over again, we would look at the consequences of catastrophic success, being so successful so fast that an enemy that … Continue reading
Keeping up with the Joneses. In other words, rushing out to buy the latest BMW because they’ve just invested in a new Audi. That we know about and understand. But did you realise that the Joneses can be a real … Continue reading
It rained on Sunday, so the pond had to be pumped out again on Monday, before work could continue.
The Observer lists some of the tricks which supermarkets get up to, to try and get you to spend more: The most profitable items are at chest height and about 1/3 of the way along the isle. That’s where we … Continue reading
Last summer, the level of the water in our pond dropped. At the time we thought it might have been a result of the hot summer, and indeed over the winter the level returned to normal. But this spring, the … Continue reading
Pennine sheep have found out how to cross cattle grids, so they can feast on flowers from the local graveyard and nearby gardens.
The Guardian explains how the British Government has put itself in the ridiculous position of claiming that although 96% of the students pass their A-levels, compared with 70% 20 years ago, standards are increasing. Previously, a fixed percentage were passed … Continue reading
The results of the British A-levels are to be published later today, and the Guardian has revealed that 96% of the students will pass the exams, with over 20% obtaining the highest pass mark, an “A” grade. If this is … Continue reading