Double Dutch :)

By: sandiquiz, 2:43 PM GMT on March 03, 2015

After a couple of comments on Double Dutch after I stated my intention to study Dutch for a few weeks, thought I would do a short blog on its origin.

Double Dutch - Nonsense; gibberish, unintelligible language - a language one cannot understand.

(Sounds like my blog most of the time! Lol)

There are a host of phrases in English that include the word 'Dutch'; that's hardly surprising as The Netherlands ...

Updated: 3:01 PM GMT on March 03, 2015

Fly me to The Moon & Jupiter#123

By: sandiquiz, 2:06 PM GMT on February 02, 2015

The Moon many of you are fascinated by it, or even remember watching TV in July 1969, when Neil Armstrong stepped out of the lunar module and onto its surface.

On Monday the 2nd of February I began an 8 week course on the various moons of the Solar System.

Moons - also called satellites - come in many shapes, sizes and types. They are generally solid bodies, and few have atmospheres...

Updated: 7:29 PM GMT on February 22, 2015

What a difference five minutes can make!

By: sandiquiz, 2:26 PM GMT on January 17, 2015

The new year blog had been up long enough, I thought, but was wondering what to replace it with. When I got out off bed this morning, I looked out of the window and saw we had had a keen frost. The roofs of my neighbours houses were covered in a white film.

As I stood looking out at the garden, and breathing i some cold, frosty air, I realised the sky was going orange. Ah, a sunrise, thought I, so ran down to get the camera. Note t...

Updated: 2:29 PM GMT on January 17, 2015

A New Year! A World View #82

By: sandiquiz, 2:01 PM GMT on January 01, 2015


A collage of the fireworks in London last night, or should that be this morning!

I was round at my neighbour's house for a meal and a game of MK monopoly, based on the special features of the town.

It was fun, but at 12 o'clock we charged our glasses and wished everyone a Very Happy New Year, then sang "Auld Lang Syne", and watched the fireworks on the TV.

After ...

Updated: 8:32 PM GMT on January 12, 2015

Christmas trip 2014

By: sandiquiz, 2:38 PM GMT on December 27, 2014

A very brief blog, with a few photos of my trip north, before we begin 2015 with a clean sweep!

Just after dark on Christmas eve, we packed up the car with overnight bags and a box full of gifts.
We refueled the car and headed north, onto a fairly quiet road. (Have you ever tried taking photos out of a car windscreen, in the dark, when the car is a sporty model with very firm suspension that feels every bump!) The shot below of the quiet road wa...

Updated: 12:45 PM GMT on December 28, 2014

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I have been a WU member since September 2005. Now a retired teacher, enjoying my garden, writing, sketching, taking photos, and having great fun!

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