I guess it’s time I wrote something about baseball. Not that I ever thought I would, or even thought I could get remotely interested in it. But The San Francisco Giants just made it into the World Series, which is a really big thing, and even I got affected by the general excitement. Everybody here […]

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Halloween is fast approaching, and oh my goodness, it’s a big big deal here. Now it’s been creeping over to Europe for the last 5 years or so, but whatever I’ve seen there is nothing compared to here. You can’t walk down the road (not that anybody really walks down the road anyway) without being […]



So it was Columbus Day today, which, I’d always thought, was a public holiday in this country. But it isn’t in California. In fact I didn’t notice that it was Columbus Day until I went to the post office and found it was shut. In other US states, schools are closed, banks are closed, some […]

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Oh dear, my poor old blog has been shoddily abandoned…. I’ve been busy, very busy, my parents arrived a week ago, and things have been pretty hectic since then! Two days after they got here, we left for Yosemite National Park for 3 days, and I’m still getting over the whole experience. This is, after […]

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