I’m currently very sensitive to the cold – I’m fed up with this constantly changing weather. As a consequence, before leaving the house this morning I said to Lesley ’Is it cold?’ She casually asked the Portal for the temperature in Cheadle but it was clearly also feeling the cold and refused to reply. I picked up my phone and checked the weather in Cheadle. Why didn’t I just walk out the front door?! In fact, the temperature the phone gave me is of no real use as ‘feeling cold’ is essentially subjective. Tragic.
This evening we were listening to the News Quiz on Radio 4, one of the funniest programmes ever in terms of political satire. Suddenly I felt something strange – I realised that the British government is now so corrupt that it’s gone beyond a joke. Depressing. Blatantly self serving and corrupt. Dear God.
Courtesy of Susie Dent!
‘huff-snuff’ (16th century): a strutting braggart who likes to bully others but is quick to take offence.
I’m wondering if it could be applied to people who take the mick incessantly but get deeply offended if the tables are turned …….
When I was a kid it was a legal requirement to have on your bike, some audible means of letting people know you were there – a bell or a horn. Was that repealed? (See what I did there….) Or simply forgotten?!
‘We should go early….. make sure we get a seat!’ he said.
I love Florence; it’s fascinating and beautiful. It’s also very popular with millions of others, such as these two!
This stylish lady was awaiting the parade which precedes the Palio dei Terzieri in Citta della Pieve. The three sections of the city take part in an archery competition. The parade is all part of the pageantry which everybody takes very seriously, maybe apart from the lad behind this intensely focussed drummer!