Thursday, March 31, 2005

Of Mice and Geese

I was going to call this blog ‘ In the Wet’ but decided that Nevil Shute’s heirs might disapprove. It would, however, describe Canada in springtime. Anthony1’s description would fit perfectly as well. This is a country of extremes. Yesterday I was driving back from the last curling game (yippee)... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Devious Bitch

How the hell was I supposed to know? When I was a youngster, I took shorthand and typing courses when I wasn’t sneaking up to Eddie’s billiard hall. Later on in life I took computing; creative writing (often, and to no avail), gliding, shooting, archery and various other esoteric pastimes which are... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, March 25, 2005

News Flash.....News Flash.....News Flash

Spring has definitely arrived. How do I know? We just watched the Ice-Breaker crunch its way up the St. Lawrence. The cargo ships will be sailing on the river next week. The rhythm continues – for some of us. Have a wonderful holiday. I'm off to gambol in the daffodils - metaphorically, that is. Sign in to see full entry.

The Symbolism of Easter eggs confuses me

Can someone explain the significance of the Easter egg to me, please? Since I was a tiny- tot in Britain, I’ve been led to believe that the egg represents the boulder which was rolled away from Christ’s tomb. To this end, we used to climb up the nearest bing or hill and roll the hard-boiled egg down... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

F1 Voyager?

If you still pop in now and again Voyager, you will have noticed how ironic it is after our discussion, that David Coulthard, on probably his final year, is beating your favourite German to the finishing post. What a swan song. While watching the race on Sunday I couldn’t help but get really annoyed... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Anthony1/Wiley's comment on my last post...

…started me thinking of the Scotland I lived in when I was a boy. Anthony was asking me to remember the green hills of Scotland and write about them. During the 40’s there were no green hills. There were bings (slag heaps) of spent shale and coal. The spent shale was shale which had been cooked and... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

March Malaise

A Red-Winged Blackbird has arrived and is sitting on the back-deck thermometer, which it is frantically pecking in an attempt to get the needle above Minus 8. Hold on! It has stopped and is looking upwards. It is calling to a flight of Canada geese which are returning from their vacation. Could it... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, March 21, 2005

Grandson or Maltesers?

It has been a different weekend for us auld yins. On Friday we went across to the States to pick up our 10 year old grandson as we had to baby-sit him for the weekend – that’ll be the grandson who says he is more intelligent than I am, and then when I’m laughing my head off at him, answers a... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, March 19, 2005

word.smith's post struck a chord

Ell and I were in Wal-Mart two days ago looking at baby strollers and cribs (cots and go-cars to UK residents). No, we are not personally expecting a happy event, but our younger daughter is. The baby daughter is due next month and we will be helping out, as grandparents do. When our older daughter... Sign in to see full entry.

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