Monthly Archives: April 2014

Victory!

I’d like to start with some words of Wellington after Waterloo: It has been a damned nice thing – the nearest run thing you ever saw in your life, by God!             I was right! … Continue reading

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Today…

…is Green Bin day.             Or is it? Monday was a Bank Holiday, and this throws the bin-putting-out world into a state of confusion and panic. My neighbours clearly think today is Green Bin day, … Continue reading

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Forgive Me, Charlotte

Charlotte Bronte is one of my literary heroes so I decided to giveĀ  Shirley a go – but I’ve finally admitted defeat after struggling with it for a week or more. I was up to Chapter 10 and Shirley herself … Continue reading

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Kilvert 2

The schoolmaster is learning to play the violin. He produced the instrument and began to play upon it. It had a broken string, and there was something wrong with all the rest, and the noise it made ‘fairly raked my … Continue reading

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