Taking a Leap

Taking a Leap

Once every four years, we get an extra day. And, as I’m writing this on February 29th 2016, that’s today. Apparently it’s got something to do with the solar system not being in sync with the Gregorian calendar. (How very careless of the solar system.) And it’s in...
Watering the Grass

Watering the Grass

We’ve just bought a new car (the last one having died, abruptly and unexpectedly, on the M40 late one cold and frosty night. Hooray for the AA, I say.) We’ve gone for the sensible mature option – a reliable hybrid with one previous careful owner – rather...
Cleaning Windows

Cleaning Windows

My mum bought some new spectacles a few weeks ago. Very pleased with them she was too, once a few minor adjustments had been made to make sure they fit properly. But then, as time passed, she reported that they’d stopped ‘working’. It was getting increasingly...