Thursday, 9 February 2017
Instead of my misgivings about the local W.H.Smith shop I ventured in there this morning on the basis that being Thursday half day closing it would be quiet, and so it was. Clutching tightly in my mitts was a £10 Book Token from my delightful and best looking niece way up north in an uncivilised part of the world, West Lothian! I strolled along the limited shelves searching out the great book that I was waiting for and as always failed to find it. However two useful books were discovered.
'The Railways' looks a decent history of rail in the UK and at £9:99 it fitted the book token. However I was left with a dilemma! Buying this book meant there was a penny left over and I then decided to add to my purchase a hardback book 'The First World War on the Home Front' produced by the Imperial War Museum (IWM). Now I am not keen on the complicated IWM website and a couple of their books I have read before were not to my liking either knowledgeable though they were but as this book was only £5 I took it, the paperback version was also £5 for some reason so I got the hardback. I'm like that. This means that to avoid losing a penny I spent a further £4:99, what does this indicate about my thinking processes....?
The books have been added to the 'To read' pile and by astute use of the remaining Amazon Book Token I might well add more before the day is out. Of course all this may mean I have no time today to actually read any of these literary works but at least they are there in the moments when I am free!
I was irked again this week, occasionally I am irked, this time I was irked by the phrase 'Moving forward!' What does it mean? Variations of the theme can be 'Going forward' but this does not help me. I mean where are they going? Football teams often use the phrase, "We want to be moving forward with the club," they say, why? Can they not say "We are developing the club" or "Life goes on and there is nothing we can do about it!" Is anybody actually moving when they move forward? I mean what is this woman going on about, "Food is ever-changing and ever moving forward and getting more and more complex." Alexandra Guarnaschelli. Food is moving forward? If my food was moving forward it could be that is because of the green stuff growing on the side of it!
Possibly black olives falling off the plate are 'moving forward?' I don't know, maybe that's because I keep moving backwards...