Archive for November 4th, 2010



Today I inadvertently memorised the first 11 digits of Pi. 3.1415926535 – see? Now that I know this I can’t un-learn it. But I can’t think of anything to do with the fact. The knowledge occupies a small part of my brain which could have been used for other things. Like ‘why I came upstairs’ […]

Let them eat…


The allocation of domestic duties means that Mrs R usually does the grocery shopping. I am restricted to shopping for maintenance items and unnecessary motor vehicles. But yesterday Mrs R was busy and I was entrusted with the list. “I bought a Battenburg cake,” I explained, “in case of emergencies.” “Dog food is for emergencies,” […]