Word Games

Sam, Holly, Malachi, and Orlaith visited again this afternoon. Observed by Holly, and assisted by Sam, Orlaith enjoyed a game of Scrabble with me. Although we were playing with a proper board and tiles, when my granddaughter tired, she decided she wanted to pause the game. If that isn’t twenty first century speak, I don’tContinue reading “Word Games”

Sir Garfield Sobers

A growling has emanated from the car in the last few days whenever Jackie has applied the brakes.  I could have understood it had it come from passengers, especially when she put her foot down heavily, but it definitely came from the vehicle, and only when the pedal was gently caressed.  We therefore decided toContinue reading “Sir Garfield Sobers”

Cock Of The Walk

The Scrabble controversy featured on 29th May continues apace.  A multinational petition has been embarked upon on Facebook.  Old stagers are leaving in droves.  The UK’s Daily Mail has even taken up the cause.  Mattel don’t seem to be able to sell their advertising space, because the only ads that do currently feature are thoseContinue reading “Cock Of The Walk”

Sorting The Sheep From The Goats

On 24th May last year, I mentioned Worldwide on-line Scrabble. It was just before then that Becky had introduced me to this phenomenon. There is a very companionable network of people of all ages and nationalities who enjoy this game. It is possible to have numerous contests in progress at any one time because thoseContinue reading “Sorting The Sheep From The Goats”


Last night I finished reading Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’.  This is a book which Judith Munns ‘loves’ and which Rachel Eales studied for GCSE.  In 1960, when I gained my English Literature A Level, five years before the trial of ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’, nothing so explicit would have graced the curriculum.  In her new introductionContinue reading “Payback”