I was in some charity shops today Ė those shops where people donate their old or unused stuff to be sold by the charity for a small profit Ė as my wife and I like browsing in them. I bought three books for a quid Ė actually they came to 50p as it was an ďEverything Half PriceĒ day.
I bought Hammond Innes The Strange Land Ė mainly because it is a 1966 copy, and I find the cover alluring. I got a Len Deighton Ė Hope which is the second in his Faith, Hope and Charity trilogy. They didnít
Updated 04-30-2011 at 05:33 PM by Paulclem
Last week I decided to take the plunge. Iíve had an allotment for about three years now, (allotments were developed and leased annually during WW2 by local authorities to encourage the population to grow their own food to supplement food rationing, and still continue), but I hadnít been to an AGM yet. My wife refused point blank last year, and this year was no different. So I decided to go to the Allotment Association Annual General Meeting ... alone.
Iíve not been to an Annual General
Updated 04-20-2011 at 06:20 PM by Paulclem
I recently had reason to spend quite a bit of time at the hospital Ė though not for myself. Iíve always disliked them on the grounds that they mean someone is in pain and is suffering, such as my wife when she was having the kids, and the elderly relatives and parents when they were ill and dying. This is still true, and was true this time, but Iíve come to see it in a somewhat different shade as well.
My wife loves the hospital, as she sees it as a place of healing and helping. She
I usually ride my bike to work, but sometimes I fancy a leisurely bus ride. I work late on Wednesday nights teaching, and so itís nice to go in a bit later and read a book on the bus. Today itís Tolstoy on the bus.
My rather battered book on the bus this morning.
The bus services are too unreliable to use every day, and I would miss biking. Today though I will spend
Last night I was teaching in a school a few miles away from where I live, but before I started I had to drop off some paperwork at one of our administrative centres in the south of Coventry - the other side of the city.
I dutifully studied the map, it's always a little urban adventure to try to navigate around unfamiliar roads to a schedule, and I like to find new routes and see new places. So all I had to do was to cycle south and join the A45 and travel west towards my teaching
Updated 11-25-2010 at 07:25 PM by Paulclem