Another lockdown and another round of homeschooling (and even less work and research for me). I’m basically limited to thought, and there isn’t even much time for thinking. 

In spring, we tried Twinkl. I considered subscribing, then the company ope...

Two photographs from autumn walks.

In 2021, I have three resolutions: write (and post) at least one blog post every week; buy no clothes for myself (my birthday present is being delivered today); spend no more than £30 a month on books.

The leaves have fallen off the trees; Britain (and Korea) are now in the deep midwinter; our tomato plants are long gone. Tomatoes, however, are probably grown around the year in Chile, if you consider what Neruda said:

In December,
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