State of stopped flow, stagnation. Rather like I feel today with regard to writing a post. I did consider enlightening you with the longest words in the English language but by the time I’d typed honorificabilitudinitatibus I was glazing over. However – just for Randall (see sidebar) here is a German one:
I’m not going into Mary Poppins and that song, but you all know the Welsh place with 58 letters and which means the
The longest English surname is said to be Featherstonehaugh which as we all know is pronounced Fanshaw.
(Courtesy of the Wordsworth Dictionary of Phrase and Fable which has found its way into the upstairs loo).
Today’s good news is that dementia can be staved off by eating copious amounts of fresh fruit and veg. Many people have thought – why be tested – Alzheimer’s is incurable, but it seems the right diet and continuing education can delay the progress of the disease. After the perfect peach I had yesterday eating fresh fruit and veg is no hardship for me.
The other good news is my grand daughter is back safe and sound from
I now understand what you devotees of To kill a Mockingbird felt. I am reading my very own copy and it is balm to my soul. I want to tell you about another book I have just enjoyed but need to concentrate and collect my thoughts. I’ll try to make good use of the waiting around that next week promises and post it. I haven’t got the next book to read in mind – which always panics me slightly. I did consider The Third Man by Peter Mandelson but it sounds like a damp squib.
I’m going to follow my own advice of how to keep on an even keel by doing some routine stuff that doesn’t engage deep thought: some ironing and potting. My new baby chrysanthemums are looking sturdy enough to move out of their medium sized pots into ginormous ones. I need six so must turf out some plants which haven’t cut the mustard visually. I must remember to keep my pelvic floor taut when lifting.
Happy weekend all:)