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Coming of age

I don’t know how long this post has been in draft, with its date and time already predefined.
And it is also one of the few that have been published after being in the draft: by now, I have lost count of those that have gone straight to the bin instead.
There are still some posts in my mind that I would like to write,...

Starting the day has become complicated

You feed your two black cats, Petula and Gigi, taking care that they don’t fight each other. Then comes the stray cat, renamed Tigger, and don’t you want to give him something to eat too? And the two squirrels arrive, one of which is pregnant.
Then, perhaps, you can have breakfast too....

Will there be life after death?

It’s not a philosophical question, although that is my field.
It is more of a concrete question: I had heard of human composting some time ago, but I thought it was futuristic.

Instead, it already exists: it is done, for example, by a Seattle-based company that specialises in the service.

The process begins when our staff lay your loved one’s body into a Recompose vessel surrounded by wood chips,...

For Christmas, send me your wishlists

I had already written about it eight years ago, but some still do not know that it exists and how it works.
Amazon provides a universal wishlist, i.e. you can create one or more wishlists where you can place products from any site.
Over time, other services have popped up that do the same thing: Thing To Get Me,...

Ready for winter

So, the flu vaccine was done last Monday, and the fourth COVID-19 vaccine was done last Saturday.
Even the cat had her vaccine on Friday.
Let it not be said that we were not prescient.

And after the vaccine, we took a tour of the newly renovated Battersea Power Station.
Unfortunately, however, today, or rather tonight,...

Good but not great

(I won’t comment on the result of the general election because I have no words, only swear words)
Yesterday I had a check-up with the periodontist, and it didn’t go so well.
After two painful and complex operations in the past few months, I still have problems, so much so that we’re meeting again in November to see whether or not to remove the top two wisdom teeth....

Go vote, thieving misery

As usual, the rest of us vote by post, and I have already done my duty.
And as usual, I remind you that you must:

1. Inform yourself. Even if you already know what to vote for, look at the election programmes of the other parties. It never hurts; it is never enough. And beware of fake news....

The Queen is dead, and I don't feel so good either

Yesterday was Queen Elizabeth’s funeral. Since it was a national holiday, I watched it from the comfort of home, on the BBC.
Today I went to the new office and felt a bit like a schoolgirl on the first day of school.
The building is very nice and distinctive, the coffee quite good, the location extremely convenient to reach and full of shops....