One of the Significant Other’s shoes, which was ill-balanced and needlessly difficult to walk in – thus, I put it to another use, and filled it with soil and lobelias:


In other news, Lidl is having a Craft Beer Week. The IPA (Derail Ale, Steambox Brewery) is forgettable; the English Pale Ale (Marstons) is a bit better; the “dark vanilla porter” (Tunnel Blower, Steambox) is very nice, and, surprisingly, tastes of vanilla. (Porter descriptions aren’t always accurate. “Hints of chocolate and coffee”, in particular, seems to be a brewers’ euphemism for “tastes like someone put their fag out in your beer”.)



Alas, I have broken my 8-month streak of posting every Sunday, having simply forgotten, last night, to scan the pictures. Now I must begin again.


The room of a young student:


A nautical experience


The local pub/steamboat Mark Twain, with gangplank in the foreground – the word “twain” meaning “two”, and the meaning of “mark two” being (I think) the second fathom mark on a rope or stick used for fathoming the waters – also the pen-name of an American humourist.