Posts tagged: Long John Silver

I’m Walking South Easterly for Christmas

I know it’s hard to tell from my ramblings here, but I’m very fond of language, by which I mean the English language of course. I studied Latin in my first years at school, but haven’t managed to retain much beyond hic est puer and haec est puella. I fared a little better at French, although I was never what you might call fluent.

Later I opted for German and found it not unlike Latin, ie impenetrable. In the words of Jerome K Jerome, “I learned it at school, but forgot every word of it two years after I had left, and have felt much better ever since.” Read more ›››

One-legged Man at Butt Kicking Contest

Lord knows we try to do our bit for the environment, but I’m not sure the environment is paying much attention.

Every day I look up into the sky to see if our bit of the ozone layer is thickening up at all with no noticeable effect. Mind you, it’s hard to tell through the clouds and when your glasses are blurred with raindrops. Read more ›››