At school last week, we were asked to create a ‘Code of Conduct for Society’, using the Decalogue as a starting point. I came up with eight, and am recording them here. I think it would be interesting to look back in a few years and see how my personal ‘Code of Conduct’ has changed!… Continue reading POST #34: Isabel’s Eight Commandments
Three years ago, Dad put a CD into the car disc player and out roared a voice that twisted and turned every vowel it sang, spitting out razor-sharp consonants with a sort of respect and disgust at the same time. I recoiled, and jokily derided my Dad for enjoying such unpalatable sounds. Yet half an… Continue reading POST #28: Best Monday Night Ever!
Everyone, watch this video. Prepare for your mind to be blown!
Here are the three longest words in the English Dictionary. Because... why not? Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis - a supposed lung disease (45 letters) Floccinaucinihilipilification - the estimation of something as worthless (29 letters) Antidisestablishmentarianism - opposition to the disestablishment of the Church of England (28 letters) And have you ever wondered what the chemical formula of a… Continue reading POST #19: Big Things
The question that titles this post is an interesting one. There are a number of indicators found in maps and data around us that point to a 'yes' answer of the question; and in this blog post I'll lay out a few my Dad and I discussed in the conversation that led to this post.… Continue reading POST #12: Is Britain Becoming Greater London?
A random list compiled by my Grandfather: Out of the horse's mouth Stop nagging Don't look the gift horse in the mouth Drop the dead donkey You can take a horse to water but you cannot make it drink Horse sense Stubborn as a mule Shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted… Continue reading POST #6: Horseplay
So, this is a picture of the North Face of the Eiger, a mountain in Switzerland. This was a speech I wrote for my brother because he hadn't done it until late the night before it was due. It's just a story really, but feel free to Wikipedia it if you want to know more about… Continue reading POST #4: Climbing The North Face Of The Eiger