A Foosh is limiting my blogging

What is a Foosh? It’s the medical shorthand for a Fall on an Outstreched Hand. In my case the fall resulted in a broken bones in my wrist.

Most reactions are, firstly sympathy, and then silly boy. I know you’ll be curious as to how it happened. This where the silly boy becomes true. Standing of on the lower step of a badly positioned step ladder, and reaching for Christmas decorations on the top shelf in our garage the ladder went one way and me the other. Result broken bones in my wrist.

One finger typing is annoying, so have been enjoying walks in and around home. Here’s a group of images from my walks.

Re the detention pond. I met a local parish councillor on one walk, and she told me that the inlet and outlet of the detention pond are blockage free, it’s just that the ground is saturated meaning the water takes time to drain away.

A gastronomic dinner fundraiser for a school sports hub

We’re Friends of Gordon’s School, because it’s local, well run, and worthy of our support of its fundraising activities.

And so it was last Saturday we attended a fundraing dinner to generate funds fot school’s planned sports hub – see HERE.

Goodness me we’ve eaten many a fine dinner, though have never had truffle oil and lobster oil to add to the courses delivered in small squeezable bottles, and for dessert we were offered a small glass phial with cork top of coloured sugar to add to the course.

Always good to do something different, and for a good cause.

Introducing you to a geographer’s work: Part 2 of 2

I said in part 1 that i love a good infographic. Here’s the second such one I’ve taken from my recently uncovered Twitter and website of Simon Kuestenmacher. Here’s what he said in his tweet about the infographic below.

A fresh take on the popular historic travel time from London in 1914 map. This time from Real Life Lore. Source: buff.ly/2JjGRnX

Introducing you to a geographer’s work: Part 1 of 2

I’ve books to return to the library. As it’s raining, I’m idling on the Internet till it stops.

An infographic on the words for “two” in 75 different languages, and how they are related is what I’ve discovered on Simon Kuestenmacher’s twitter feed. I do love a good infographic. Click on image to expand. Simon’s website is https://www.simonkuestenmacher.com/

Colour photos of England in the 1920’s: Part 1 of 2

Here are a few photos by American photographer Clifton R. Adams, who was sent to England in the 1920’s by the National Geographic magazine to record life on farms, in towns and cities, and residents at work and play.

The photos are Autochromes – a time-consuming and complicated film process requiring long exposure times. The resulting images have aa atmospheric quality.

I looked into the hole, and what did I see?

What did I see when looking into the hole in Red Road, being dug to inspect for conditions for the route of the Esso oil pipeline?

Nothing very much. The uncovered ground strata didn’t reveal much that I could see, but then I’m no expert. Anyway, here’s a photo of what I saw. A trickle of water was being sucked up. Think I’ll revist later in the week.