Pernickety quiz


What is:

1. the dot over an “i”

2. the white of an egg

3. the curved shape of the water surface in a glass

4. the physics of the apparent bending of a stick in water

5. the only food which never spoils

… called?


tittle, albumin, meniscus, refraction, honey

Have you heard of Kotor?


Nor had I until this article.

I have a friend now living in Serbia and one or two shots she put on my computer a couple of years back show the type of place Eastern Europe can be.  Personally speaking, Switzerland is fabulous, Spain can be fun but the Eastern nations are both exotic and still relatively unknown to the bulk of western populations.

I’d imagine holidays or extended stays in these places could be wonderful experiences.


Ronald says: “Paedo? Moi?”


There is absolutely no truth to the rumour that the young lady above was unimpressed by Ronald’s whispered offer and as for the pic below, he was quoted as saying, “I’m just an attractive kind of guy, kids love me and I love kids.  It’s all platonic.”

Why not invite Ronald for your kids’ party today?


Quick take

ronald in schoolThe value of a sound, solid education

So David Cameron is to replace resigning MPs with women, irrespective of merit.  Funny, I always thought that the policy, at least on paper, was to replace the retiree with the best candidate, the most meritorious, the most able.

Seems not.

Meanwhile the debt goes out of control, over in Canada, the Nuremberg PC show trials continue, in the U.S., at rescued banks, perks roll on. and in Australia, the education system goes McDonalds.

I quite like that last one.  Did your child have a good education?  The best – it was a McEducation.