Tag: oddities (page 1 of 9)

Sunday Videos: Fun!

Dear Readers,

This week, we just want to have fun.  And yes, these videos fit the bill by making us smile, wonder, and in some cases, say “ahhhhhhh”. Continue reading

An ideal houseguest?

Dear Karen,

A few weeks ago, I brazenly invited myself to visit a new friend living in a renovated barn, in Hampshire.  Poor thing didn’t stand a chance.  Before she could even protest, I’d already booked passage south from London.

I had bought a gift to bring along, just to prove I’m not an ignoramus who invites herself to someone’s house and then is too rude to bring an offering.

Error Number One

I forgot the gift, leaving it on my dining table before catching the train. Continue reading

Thank you, Reptilian Overlords!

Dear Karen,

Today I’d planned to tell you all about my trip to Denmark.

About how the family fell in love with my grandson, and how he fell in love with them.  About the food.  The cold.  The beauty of that nordic country.

I think I’ll save all that for next week though, because something really odd happened  when I got home on Wednesday. Continue reading

Seals attacking penguins for immoral porpoises

Dear Karen,

A few months ago, I wrote to you about some ducks that were visiting our next door neighbors in London.  They would swoop in every morning, quack for a while, then after an hour or so, fly off to their next stop.

I did some heavy research (time taken:  under 10 minutes) and discovered some pretty kinky things about ducks and their rich and varied sex lives.  I discovered ducks aren’t averse to a little necrophilia, which kind of makes me re-think my position on Daffy and Donald’s relationship.  Continue reading

Send Wendy Walking: Things I never knew about London

Dear Karen,

Last week, I went on a London Walks Tour, called Somewhere Else.  A fairly vague title, I think we can both agree.   Continue reading

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