The BBC reports http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12517762 plans to muck about with clocks because “tourist bosses” believe overseas visitors are put off by our lack of summer daylight. Do these people have cataracts? Really dark sunglasses? Or just no windows? At this time of year (that’ll be February, dear reader, if you’re visiting from some point in the [...]
Back from a fine visit to the Velodrome where we saw noone getting a huge splinter through their leg.
Kate Fox, social anthropologist, writes in Watching the English: In English conversation, there is always an undercurrent of humour. We can barely manage to say “hello” or comment about the weather without somehow contriving to make a bit of a joke out of it, and most English conversations will involve at least some degree of [...]