Sunday, 24 March 2013
Thursday, 14 March 2013
If anyone can tell me what a prickly eringe is - the roots of which can be turned into a love potion - I'd be most grateful. It isn't in the OED.
Harvest by Jim Crace
Monday, 11 March 2013
Thursday, 7 March 2013
The stupendously brilliant '7 Short Stories About Italian Women' is now available as an e-book from Amazon, at the astoundingly generous price of £2.05. Details here. Buy it if only for the really rather special 2nd prize entry...
From the Met office:
This can roughly be estimated by measuring the interval between the lightning flash and the start of
the thunder. If you count the time in seconds and then divide by three, you will have the approximate
distance in kilometres. Thunder is rarely heard at a distance of more than 20 km.