Category: Leisure, travel & sport

inc. pasttimes, not puzzles or tricks

Turning a shipping container into a home

This from Amfortas is along the lines I was once thinking for a home and may well again:

A 20ft Shipping Container can be a challenging space to work with when constructing a home. Thankfully, with years of experience building super-yachts and racing boats, shipwright Evans is no stranger to working in small spaces and when it came to building his own home he has done a truly spectacular job of, quite literally, thinking inside the box. Find out more about this home here:

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Who killed romance in dance?

It was in the middle of a school term, in a year I can’t remember and wouldn’t tell you even if I could; in common with many males, I was not a natural at dance but sometimes broke out and did some wild things; occasionally managing not to step on the girl’s feet with two left feet.

This particular disaster, I’d taken a local lass, daughter of my parents’ friends’ friends and she was rated somewhat of a beauty by the doting adults for whom she was a princess, though I was too young to see what I had on my hands.

However, it was very nice in the car with her on the way and the evening augured well.… More here ...

Hultgreen [Curie] Syndrome



I’m most uncomfortable with Marie Curie being included in this syndrome. To me, Marie Curie was one of the few of the species who actually deserved her place, plus she remained honest throughout her life. Whilst she fulfils the last part of Vox’s definition:

The historical tendency of the first female to accomplish something men already do to kill herself in the process.

… she was not exactly doing that which men already did.  The unfortunate Kara Hultgreen did though. We see it everywhere now.

And so to it

Wiggia was fond of mentioning that female racing car driver who did very well until she lost control and killed a spectator, promptly giving up racing.

Then there were Amfortas’s recent flights with female pilots and well done I say, brave man – if he felt comfortable surviving those, all well and good.

The originator of the syndrome:… More here ...