Good morning Bloggers - bright and early while my brain is still in top gear. I have come to the conclusion that my brain is in top gear - more or less- during the morning- but it is downhill all the way after that and by bedtime it has gone in to reverse.
This was confirmed for me yesterday when off and on all day I thought about a post I might put on 'later'. When I came to doing so late in the afternoon I could barely remember what it was going to be about let alone the 'very wise' thought I intended to post on the subject. When I finally raked it up from the depths my hands were shaking too much to do it. So this morning on to another subject but already too long (ish) phone calls -one to tell me that the lady opposite has died during the night sadly and the other to a chat with my son- that I am once again in danger of forgetting today's entry!
Robert Crampton in today's Times Magazine speculates on what one would do if suddenly one had more money 'coming in' - not mountains of the stuff which (I guess we would all agree) would just become a nuisance and a worry, but just an extra sum to spend on this and that. Somebody said they would like access to all the Newspapers every day. I have always said that my Times is the very last thing I would give up and when anyone tells me I can get it on line if I care to I tell them I have absolutely no desire to read it on line - I want the newsprint in my hand.
My son's birthday is coming up shortly I had thought a globe would be a possible present for his desk (I love globes and would like one for my desk if I could find room but I can't) - but he would rather have a morse code thingy to update his present one (he is an amateur radio enthusiast) giving as his excuse - and demonstrating it - that he could bring up Azerbijan on his tablet and even find an individual street in a city there. Time marches on. I do enjoy my computer but there are some things I have no wish to update in my brain.
So let's have it today:
If you suddenly had -say - an extra ten thousand a year what would you do with it? (I am always struck by how people who win on quiz shows never say they are going to put their winnings 'in the bank') -there are all kinds of suggestions given at the party -
a chef: a meal planner: weekly masssages and spas: and Crampton rather liked the idea of a batman. Me? I really can't think of anything which would enhance my life. If anything occurs to me during the day I will let you know.