Spring is Here! Probably.

It’s been a bit cold today, which is the story of our spring – one false start after another. Despite everything, the blossom is out now. The sun made a bit of an effort today and the world looks like a sunny fairyland. Most of it, to be fair, happened on Sunday. The day may have been dreary but the blossom had an inexorable drive to open. This makes things easy – I can merely re-use pictures of blossom from previous years.

I sorted things out this morning, using my desk space at work. It’s small and cramped, but it’s larger and less chaotic than my home equivalent. I’m tempted to drop the solicitor a few lines af advice regarding the quality of their website, and the dreadful design of their forms but have noticed before that people don’t often appreciate my attempts to help.  Anyway, why give them something for free. When did you last hear of a solicitor doing something without expecting payment?

There are quizzes on TV tonight and I particularly like to see if I can beat the contestants on various things. I don’t understand all the questions on University Challenge, but I do like it when I can show my mastery of a subject compared to the gilded youth of the student body (though some are nearly as old as I am). They couldn’t, for instance, identify the voice of Elvis Costello last week, which was noted on Twitter by  number of people. It’s nice to feel superior.

On the other hand, when they ask questions on physics or enzymes I don’t actually understand the questions . . .

Blossom at Wilford

10 thoughts on “Spring is Here! Probably.

    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      They only seem to know classical music or rap these days. Meanwhile, I’m going to go gardening – looks like it’s a good year for the roses. Talking of which, I just turned down an invitation to go to London with a neighbour. “Alison,” I said, “I don’t want to go to Chelsea.” Anyway, my car tyre is flat, so I’d have to pump it up – wouldn’t get far in these red shoes . . .

      There’s probably more, but I want to see some cop shows on TV, so I’ll be watching the detectives and trying to fit Oliver’s Army in somewhere . . . 🙂

  1. Lavinia Ross

    Your flowering trees are still ahead of our fruit trees here, Simon, though I see buds developing now. Most of the trees in the area have slowly begun to sprout leaves, giving a yellow-green cast to the hills. Those aerial rivers of moisture are still barreling up the valley, and leaving us with some wild weather. It is hard to believe May is not so far off!

  2. tootlepedal

    The trick with University Challenge is to match yourself against just one of the contestants not all eight of them. If you choose wisely, you can often contribute more than they do, especially as you get the benefit of the follow up questions even if you didn’t get the starter right.


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