When COVID began, our local pool closed. Then, when it was OK to re-open it, it was under renovation. I'm sure it'll be lovely when it's all done, but it means our town has no pool - for pretty well all of summer. But tonight, being on the opposite side of the continent, and staying … Continue reading First Swim of the Summer
OK. Confession time. I absolutely love The Mandalorian. I've just watched the most recent episode - the one featuring Ahsoka Tano. I'm not going to go into details, in case you haven't watched it yet, but I'll just say that for me, this episode was incredibly satisfying, sad, emotional, and...just...right. I think it's because The … Continue reading The Mandalorian
It's October, and we're now in the second month of spring. Days are warmer, and the air is full of the sound and smell of growing things, both flora and fauna. Everything is incredibly green, which is such a marvellous change from last year's dusty dryness. It seems as if everything is celebrating the rain … Continue reading Spring Has Sprung
It's Sunday night, and I have 'been in' New Zealand most of the past week at ConZealand, this year's WorldCon. By 'being in' New Zealand, I was of course referring to being at the convention 'virtually.' This has been the very first completely online WorldCon, courtesy of COVID-19. As everyone has been fond of saying … Continue reading Well, That Was An Interesting Week…
This is a phrase commonly heard in our house. In fact, I thought it just now. I'm sure it's not commonly heard in most houses, because generally, socks don't make much noise. I suppose you could say that some socks make noises - if they're being worn inside you might possibly hear sliding type noises … Continue reading I Hear a Sock
I've just walked our dogs. I decided to walk them around the middle of the day on the grounds that I wouldn't meet many people, therefore making physical distancing easier. I was correct about that. What I forgot, was that the forecast today was for 27 degrees C. (80.6F). Our doggies were very excited to … Continue reading Dog Walking and Peace
I think a lot. In fact, there are people who'd say that it's possible I think too much. The thing is, there are so many things to think about, and so many things to discover and learn about. I hear something, so I look it up, and then I look up a bit more, and … Continue reading Contemplations
About six weeks ago, I wrote about the huntsman spider guarding her egg sack in our rain gauge. Since then, we've been away, it's rained a little bit (not enough to endanger the egg sack), and every day I've been out to check if the babies had arrived. I'd actually come to the conclusion that it … Continue reading They’re Here!