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Me having a hard time in Tazacorte, La Palma

Selfie time!

I have a new smartphone. This one really is smart, where the previous one was pretty dumb. For one thing it has a much, much better camera. For another, it also has a front camera, so I can take selfies. Note to self, don’t frown with concentration when taking a selfie. It’s not a good look. Also, try to avoid taking it from below. I think a selfie stick would…


German word order

I’m finding German classes rather hard going. There’s so much grammar! I find it really hard to remember all the bits when I’m putting a sentence together. One of the things I find hardest is the word order. In German the verb is always the second element of the sentence: I work as a tour guide. Tomorrow work I as a tour guide. If it’s a phrasal verb (a verb…


Squee Sunday: Baby Elephants

So, rather late in the day, here’s some baby elephants. for the Sunday cute. I once dreamed that I had a baby elephant as a pet. He was terminally cute, but of course an elephant is a lot of work. So by the time I’d dragged in a mountain of food and cleared away a mountain of manure I was exhausted. I collapsed onto the sofa with a well-earned cup…