Ch ch ch ch changes

#MayWriteABit 2020 days 17-18 I think my life changed most dramatically when I was between 17 and 18, 1977-78 I realised I was not enjoying or succeeding at A level probably by the end of the first term.  I’d been chased by all my O level teachers to continue their subject to A level, and … Continue reading Ch ch ch ch changes

14 Going on 16

#MayWriteABit 2020 day 14, 15, 16 Catching up again!  I’ve had very little inspiration for this sequence, certainly not enough for one post each, so it makes sense to do another combo post. The main thing that comes to mind are memories of the horrible ages of 14 15 and 16, those awful growing up … Continue reading 14 Going on 16

Eleventh Hour

#MayWriteABit 2020, day 11 [I forgot this post after giving it  a title, so I’ve backtracked!] 11 (eleven) is the natural number following 10 and preceding 12. It is the first repdigit. In English, it is the smallest positive integer requiring three syllables and the largest prime number with a single-morpheme name. Thank you Wikipedia, that makes me geekily happy! It’s also … Continue reading Eleventh Hour

Luck both good and bad

#MayWriteABit 2020, day 13 I’m not in the slightest bit superstitious, there is no room for Triskaidekaphobia …although it is a fabulous word.  I do love a nice polysyllabic BEAST of a word lol I do consider myself to be a bloody unlucky person though.  Luck changes however, and the last 13 years with my … Continue reading Luck both good and bad

Six of the best?

#MayWriteABit 2020 A day late again, I’ll get the hang of this eventually. 6 is a perfect number which means that it is equal to the sum of its factors [excluding itself].  This is the kind of nonsense I like.  It’s  a maths teacher thing. So.  Back in January I wrote about my upcoming birthday, … Continue reading Six of the best?

Take 5

#MayWriteABit 2020 #5 A day late, but hey, the thought was there.  Random ramblings from ‘Captivity’: Lockdown continues, and every day is a weekend.  I’m a pretty self-contained old bird, I love messing about on FB, reading, sewing, cooking, eating, hanging out with my wife…so this has been no great burden to me. [1]Exercise schmexercise.  … Continue reading Take 5

Hup Two Three Four…

#MayWriteABit 2020 Well that didn’t start well did it? I’m supposed to be writing every day, but a combination of broken sleep with toothache and  a cross-eyed focus on sewing these scrubs, I … forgot. So this post, on Star wars Day, is for days 2, 3 and 4.  Oh dear. On Saturday [2nd] I … Continue reading Hup Two Three Four…