Do you remember them? The story went something like this: A set out for B’s house, three miles away, at d miles an hour. B set out for A’s house at the same time, at e miles an hour. State … Continue reading
As I looked out of the window on Wednesday morning, it seemed that the unseasonal weather had ended at last. The autumn heatwave, which will, no doubt, go down in meteorological history, was evidently finally over. Rain had fallen overnight, … Continue reading
Just one colour, the lady said. Just pick one. Now, there’s a poser, thought I. A spectrum, madam? A kaleidoscope? A veritable riot of chromaticity? On all counts, I could supply you from stock. But one colour… ah, there, you … Continue reading
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Many of us use this type of diary/organiser, and that’s not surprising. They’re versatile, rugged, small enough to take around but large enough to be useful, and usually affordable, particularly if you shop around. The only real snag is that supplies … Continue reading
Ever since earliest times, one important feature of a home has been the provision of artificial light. Indeed, the progressive development of domestic lighting makes a fascinating study, from the firebrand to the light-emitting diode. In particular, recent advancements in small ‘compact … Continue reading
This post was prompted by the ‘100 word challenge’ here: It does not relate to any real life event! NEW EURO MELT-DOWN FEAR LEAVES MINT RED-FACED! At an unnamed European mint, 18-carat white and yellow gold blanks intended for making … Continue reading
What’s the time? A very everyday sort of question. But take away one word and it changes from mundane to challenging… What is time? The concept of time allows us to put events, from the most minor to the most important, into a … Continue reading