When I became an Elf…..

I first visited Germany at age eleven. Like many eleven year olds I wasn’t really captivated by continental European culture, gastronomic delicacies or really much at all that was on the ‘must do’ list for a visitor…….. My idea back then of how to spend summer holidays was about being out on my bike or […]

Oops

In the words of Britney spears….oops I’ve done it again and managed to press publish, not save , for a ‘work in progress’. Unless well versed in gibberish…please just delete ‘When I became an Elf ‘ that has just arrived in your in box and wait for version two…later today….

It never rains, it pours

Of all the strange idioms we have in the English language, this one is definitely at the very strange end of the spectrum. For those not native speakers, or just not familiar with the term, it really means when something bad happens, it’s not just bad, it’s really, really bad! In some ways it is […]

New tricks for old dog….

You cannot teach an old dog new tricks is a well used idiom in the English language. I am not sure if it exists in other languages but it probably translates quite well as compared with more confusing expressions such as ‘this is the exception that proves the rule’ , or even more confusingly ‘pardon […]

Oops and sorry!..post published too early

Apologies subscribers…you may have received a very incomplete post a few minutes ago…missing corrections of typos, images and a lot more. Please just delete ‘Who do you think you are’ and in due course the shiny, complete and typo free version will arrive…

Time for an embrace…..

My daughter has many words of wisdom, but one of my favourites of hers is ’embrace the seasons’. We all too quickly lament the ending of summer, or the onset of winter but as sure as night follows day, the seasons will arrive and we need to accept what they bring. I think with her […]