I can’t honestly say that the day has passed in a flurry of activity. It has, as you probably suspect if you have read any of my previous posts, been leisurely and included quite a lot of reading and TV. I even managed to fit in two naps.
As a result of the reading, I am now have a much better knowledge of how to lose weight and become healthier. For several minutes at a time I found myself actually becoming enthusiastic about becoming thin. Of course, when reality kicked in, I felt considerably less keen. The thought of small portions and endless salad will do that.
In Suffolk I tried my new camera out (having avoided using it for several years) and found it was reasonably good, apart from one thing – at certain zoom settings it won’t focus. I’m not sure why and will have to check it up on-line. In practical terms it meant I could photograph a lighthouse as part of the landscape, and I could zoom in to look at the brickwork. In the middle distance, trying to get a good shot of the lighthouse without a lot of surrounding scenery, it won’t focus. The macro is wonderful, but that doesn’t really make up for the inability to take more normal shots.
Today’s Royal Family observations relate to the cancellation of sporting events. Some have been cancelled, some haven’t. There seems to be no real policy – cricket and golf cancelled events on Friday but restarted for Saturday. Horse Racing cancelled on Friday and Saturday but will go ahead on Sunday. I didn’t know that they had horse racing on Sundays, but I suppose in these irreligious days gambling and animal cruelty can take place on any day you want.
I’m just watching an interesting programme on a lost Roman city and the recipe for garum. TV, when your wife allows you to watch the good programmes, can be very educational. Garum was a major source of protein for the Romans. Given the choice of fermented fish intestines or salad it would be a difficult choice for me.
The photo is a mourning brooch of Queen Victoria made using a farthing and a black enamel surround.