Month: July 2009

July 25, 2009

Have just finished this excellent book, a fantasy novel set against historical events. In 1845, Sir John Franklin led an expedition to find the fabled Northwest passage, an artic sea route between the Atlantic and Pacific. The two ships HMS Erebus and HMS Terror were…

July 13, 2009

… and this is nothing like a good system. Mum is back in hospital (as planned), and she has a pile of routine outpatients appointments that I needed to cancel for her. Although her appointments are all for the local hospital, Whipps Cross, they are…

July 6, 2009

With my being away in London a lot recently, the garden has suffered. Since my last trip home, a glitch hit the automatic watering system, and we have also had some very hot weather. As a result, my fig tree has lost all of its…

July 4, 2009

July 4 rolls around again, and with it comes the 50 Songs in 90 Days Challenge. The challenge runs from July 4 for 90 days, and the aim is to write 50 songs in that time. Originally a Yahoo! group, the challenge group moved over…