Meme Friday

We all need a little fun – even if a huge pressure has been lifted on Wednesday. As bad as the situation still is, concerning Covid, at least we now have a “reasonable” person in the White House again, and even though Biden is far from my favourite, I think he will do an ok…

2021 Armitage Weekly Round-up #1

The first round-up of the year is finally happening. Apologies for missing one last week – I was still in holiday mode and stayed away from the blog for a bit. But now it is time to see what has piled up since last year… Time for a clean slate new header: So, did anyone…

Let’s End This Year

It’s been a tough year for everyone everywhere, and so much so that I lack some of my usual enthusiasm to write a glowing end-of-year report that celebrates the highlights properly. The highlights seem to pale in significance beside the big negatives that characterise 2020. The global pandemic. The mental, financial and social strains that…

Richard Has TWO New Fundraising Causes

Two posts today because this is important – and timely. Especially after we wondered earlier this winter what had happened to Richard’s fundraising efforts on JustGiving. He has started a new fundraising page for a homeless charity. I'm fundraising for St Mungo's. Check out my @JustGiving page and please donate if you can. Thank you!…

Right Tit

I feel like a right tit. Turns out that the Audible Live chat with Richard that was announced for yesterday evening *was* actually released after streaming to all markets (as Herba, Esther and Nell have already linked to on their blogs). But not after I had worked myself up unnecessarily and been vocally annoyed about…

Only One Week To Go…

Good morning. It’s been a good few days since I last posted. What kept me away were work (yay – I am at a point where I am delighted when I have orders for translations or articles coming in…), and my Etsy shop. The latter is really giving me joy. It has been really busy…

2020 Armitage Weekly Round-up #48

Today you are going to get a bumper edition of the weekly round-up. That’s due to missing last weekend’s round-up – the fundraiser had me in its grip, so I completely forgot about it. However, that may possibly mean that today’s edition is particularly full. Let’s see what I have found… I snorted out loud…

Richard’s BBC Four ‘Inheritance Tracks’

I have just listened to the ‘inheritance tracks’ chosen by Richard for the BBC Radio Four programme. In case, like me, you missed the  programme this morning where Richard was asked about his ‘inheritance tracks’, here it is:   It is a really interesting little clip, with Richard not only telling us which tracks he’d…