This is a list post, not really got a lot to say, but I’ve managed to keep to the blogvember schedule.

Daily liquid weekdays:
6:30am mug redbush tea with breakfast
6:45 coffee, stovetop or areobie
10:30 break, instant coffee
12:45 lunch instant coffee
If I get home before 6pm cup of filter coffee
7pm Dinner time, few glasses of water with dinner
10:00pm redbush tea

Supplemented by some white or red wine, the occasional malt, mostly at weekend.
If I go out a pint or two of Guinness.

I’ve not got the greatest sense of smell which might be a drawback in cooking which I love.
A smell that does give me a madeleine moment is that of bracken. I couldn’t describe the smell but it is unmistakable. This is the smell of a lot the Scottish countryside in summer. As well as more recent memories of walking through bracken I am reminded of playing in the woods as a child, chopping through the jungle And building shelters from the stalks and fronds of bracken.

The children In my class, 8 through 11 year olds, are at least 50 years younger than me. My childhood was so very different. Our lives and games were soaked in war. Our parents and grandparents were survivors. Everything seemed simpler, easier to grasp. Our milk came from nearby farms, pasteurised in a local dairy. Our history books shorter with line drawings of cavemen and kings. And so on. Sometimes my pupils seem like a different species or inhabitants of a different planet. Then again, when they are fascinated by a spider or delighted by a bounce time shrinks.

#Blogvember 10 Book

Over the years the time I spend reading books has decreased. I only regularly read for 20-30 minutes before sleep. I also read when I wake in the night before trying for sleep again. This usually works but with a great book can have the opposite effect.

#blogvember 9 – Television

Finished watching Succession one of my favourite shows. Full of unlikable characters doing horrible morally reprehensible things. Can’t put it down.
Waiting for the new series of The Crown, about another institution that I disapprove of, but extremely watchable, great cast so far, I doubt very much it bears much resemblance to reality.
Just watched episode one of series two of Britannia. the plot of series one was so mixed up I can’t really remember what went on. The theme tune has changed from Hurdy Gurdy Man to Season of the Witch, but a fairly daft mix of gore and mad ancient britons on hallucinogenic drugs continues in an enjoyable fashion.