Final Day

I planned to write last night, but got sucked in by the World Chess Championship. Rather than go out for something to eat, I bought food from the supermarket and sat in front of the laptop in my hotel room, watching the games unfold. Before I knew it the evening had gone. This morning the …

One Day Down

The day began at 6am when the alarm clock went off on my mobile phone. This wasn't the first time I woke up this morning of course, because guess who fell asleep while lying on top of the bed covers reading a book at 8pm, and then woke at 1am, 4am, and then again at …

Snow Day

The local schools closed one-by-one yesterday evening. The children are all home today - as am I. My other half hasn't been so lucky - she has walked to work at the local infant school, wrapped up like a polar explorer, oddly relishing the chance to get things done while the children are not there. …