Monthly Archives: August 2011

A Brief Interlude of Fun

Fred, one of Stanley’s friends from the Old Country, is in Orlando with his family doing the theme parks for a couple of weeks. We were supposed to have them to stay for a night so we can hire a … Continue reading

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Tweeting while my Home Burns

Driving back from the store in near-darkness at 3.30 on Friday afternoon, the intensity and simultaneity of thunder and lightning all around us make me realise that it’s not often I’ve been directly beneath a storm. Or not one like this … Continue reading

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A few days in the Bahamas

Fortunately Emily became so disorganised  that we were able to enjoy our long weekend away after all.  The Weather Channel continued to anthropomorphise the cyclone, reporting on her efforts to become a hurricane and hypothesising about her intended course by threatening viewers … Continue reading

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Whither the Storm?

I changed my mind about taking the family down to the Keys for a few days at the end of this week because of the weather forecast.  On Saturday my plans came up in conversation with our neighbours, and they … Continue reading

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