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Monthly Archives: August, 2017

Protected: Screaming for silence; In which one loses it.

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August 29, 2017 · Enter your password to view comments.

30 Day Exercise Challenges?

Has anyone done any of these 30 day exercise challenges? If so, how was it? I bought gym equipment again. The teenage boys who lived next door to us in … Continue reading

August 28, 2017 · 43 Comments

Lady Macbeth (Leskov) & Beatriz at Dinner

We finally got around to watching both films. This Lady Macbeth (as I mentioned in a recent post) isn’t the Shakespearean version, but based on a novella published by Nikolai … Continue reading

August 26, 2017 · 6 Comments

Diets that work!

100 grams = 18 kcal !!! Perfect. I saw this yesterday and thought that it might be the ideal diet food. Every time I’ve wanted to eat during the day … Continue reading

August 25, 2017 · 32 Comments

Sexism, Racism, Classism & Homophobia – Here I come!

Or there I went. Down the rabbit hole, just like Alice. This business of one’s past is dangerous stuff. Here I was, safely behind my exceedingly high French walls, but no, … Continue reading

August 24, 2017 · 80 Comments

Haircut day!

August 23, 2017 · 33 Comments

The WC. at the top of the stairs, before & after

This was a fiddly affair, but we’re nearly there. All that’s missing now are the windows which are being restored. The floors unfortunately had to be replaced because when the … Continue reading

August 23, 2017 · 42 Comments

Look what I found

He’s going to be furious 😀 Hilarious. It’s on a site that’s called Movies & Portraits. Very creative, best wishes, George. Who’s George, and how has this picture ended up in … Continue reading

August 22, 2017 · 19 Comments

As mid-life crises go (come?)

I’m at 70kg. Which is down from 73, but not quite the 64 I was between the ages of 19 and 37. I’m 5’9 and a half, so I know … Continue reading

August 19, 2017 · 57 Comments

Soldier, Soldier, Soldier

Three of the apartments are now rented to soldiers, all in building two. But more interestingly a family is moving out of the three bedroom in building one (above, top … Continue reading

August 17, 2017 · 32 Comments

And then there were sirens

Red, white and blue, and sirens. Maybe yellow instead of white. I don’t really remember that part. I do remember it was dark and cold, and someone covered me with … Continue reading

August 16, 2017 · 58 Comments

How Well Can We Remember Someone’s Life after They Die? – Julia Shaw for Scientific American 

“Memory is often a social construction. Certainly in the context of grief, memories are often elicited and shared in group settings with family members and friends. Information is disclosed, information … Continue reading

August 11, 2017 · 41 Comments

Summer at number 42 (Mazamet, 2017)

“And when the Lord said drinketh champagneth, we didith.” Alcoholics 20:17 We’re enjoying summer no end this year. The girls have made it particularly fun and special. They do every … Continue reading

August 10, 2017 · 26 Comments

A Boy (or more) to be Sacrificed

I watched the men talking on the beach with some degree of suspicion. I simply did not understand what was going on, what they were doing, or why. I’d never … Continue reading

August 9, 2017 · 16 Comments

Long Night’s Journey into Day

I’ve never used Facebook, not really. I’ve had an account for a few years, but it just sat there. Empty. My name incomplete. I’ve always thought Facebook blurs the lines. … Continue reading

August 7, 2017 · 39 Comments

A Gap Year at Number 42

The August Girls are here and we’re having a ton of fun. Next year will be the 10th year we summer together. That’s a long time, isn’t it? The other … Continue reading

August 4, 2017 · 17 Comments

Rulers, Religion and Riches by Jared Rubin – why the west got rich | Books | The Guardian

“Why are some parts of the world rich, and other parts poor? In the west many of us live in conditions almost unimaginably more comfortable than billions of people in … Continue reading

August 4, 2017 · 20 Comments

Why Are Americans So Afraid? | Class Warfare Blog

“I was reading an article over at AlterNet with the title above. The subtitle is “Facts Take a Backseat to Deeply Ingrained Fears.” That article takes a fact-based approach in … Continue reading

August 3, 2017 · 8 Comments