A happy birthday, happy Hogmanay, and Dinner for One

If you're looking for something funny to watch this New Year's Eve then might I suggest this 15-minute British comedy sketch filmed in 1963 which will have you laughing out loud. It's played annually on New Year's Eve in many European countries and is widely known throughout northern Europe except, oddly, in the UK where… Continue reading A happy birthday, happy Hogmanay, and Dinner for One

Goodbye tens, hello twenties

It's the end of a decade today, depending on how you count. Ben tells me the twenties don't officially begin until 2021 but he's a mathematician and mathematicians start counting from one. Whereas my background is computer science and in computer science, we begin counting from zero, so I'm going with the twenties beginning tomorrow.… Continue reading Goodbye tens, hello twenties

Birthday activity list and happy Hogmanay!

Elizabeth is 8 today and to celebrate her big day she's put together a list of activities for us to do: We found it interesting that she put "open presents" as one of the last things to do today. She has opened a couple of present already this morning but all the rest she's chosen… Continue reading Birthday activity list and happy Hogmanay!

Happy Hogmanay!

Hogmanay is the Scottish word for the last day of the year which is today and it also happens to be Elizabeth's birthday. This year we went to the Pantomime. I've never been before but I'd heard good things about it.  It was superb and exceeded all my expectations. We saw Dick McWhittington,  the Scottish… Continue reading Happy Hogmanay!