Loss – #blogvember 27
I am at a loss as to how to tackle this subject. It feels too important & personal for my blog. My instincts are to glance away, to avoid dwelling & not to dig too deeply.

I don’t own a lot of shoes but I think a lot about the ones I have. It takes me even longer to buy a pair that to get a new frying pan.

Recently I’ve had trouble getting walking boots to suit. All the ones in my price range seem to have gone to whole sizes only. The Brashers I bought repeatedly have gone, bought over and changed shape.

Here is what my brashers looked like a few years ago when I noted:

Love walking but dislike polishing, tomorrow!

Love walking but dislike polishing, tomorrow!

I now wish I had polished those ones a bit more.

Money #blogvember 25
When I was younger I was proud of not giving money much attention. As I approach retirement I’m of a different mind. A bit late.

I’d guess one of the biggest changes in my lifetime is the increasing amount and complexity of infrastructure.
Everything we depend in turn depends on many other things and connection, and so on, leaving us even more powerless or ignorant.
When I was young the journey of milk from farm to jug was fairly simple: farm, local dairy, milk van to doorstep. The cream floated on the top. I think of this as a metaphor for almost everything.

Read An hour or two of outdoor learning every week increases teachers’ job satisfaction (Phys.org)

A Swansea University study has revealed how as little as an hour a week of outdoor learning has tremendous benefits for children and also boosts teachers’ job satisfaction.

the pupils felt a sense of freedom when outside the restricting walls of the classroom. They felt more able to express themselves, and enjoyed being able to move about more too.

I’ve eaten a fair bit of toast in my life. Until I was 21 and stopped eating meat I think I had toast and bacon for breakfast most days. After that I moved on to toast and marmalade, preferably Frank Cooper’s oxford.
My tooth has got a little less sweet and in the last 10 years I’ve moved on to muesli and yoghurt most mornings. I still like toast. At school the pupils can get toast at morning break time and I usually grab a slice. I often have some with peanut butter when I get home from work. Weekend mornings I’ll have toast and egg or french toast from breakfast.

Until I had a cholesterol test I had a strong preference for butter, now I seem habituated to margarine.

I like a few other things toasted too, scones for one.

Thinking of toast I remembered a lyric, ‘a little piece of toast’ which lead to a song from when I was 20 Streetband – Toast

On the way I found another toast song I heard last year Koffee – Toast

Toast, tasty and inspirational.

I have just noticed that you can slide down the micro.blog reply to reread what you are replying to in iOS. I now feel my copy reply close, reread, reopen paste technique is suboptimal.