A Complaint About August

What the hell happened to August? And why are we tricked every year – by ‘them,’ whoever they are; the combine; the machine; the turner of the hamster wheel – into thinkingĀ it’s going to be ‘the hottest August on record’. Perhaps more importantly, why do we fall for it every time? It starts off onContinue reading “A Complaint About August”

Solsticey Celebrations

Happy summer solstice, my Northern hemisphere-dwelling friends! (And merry winter solstice for those upside down). In typical British summer fashion, it’s been cloudy all day so the extra minutes of light have made absolutely no difference to the actual experience of the longest day of the year. It’s a little disappointing, considering that last yearContinue reading “Solsticey Celebrations”