Ceremonial Counties… According to Wikipedia, there are “ceremonial counties of England”. These roughly correspond to the actual counties, but the Isle of Wight, City of London and City of Bristol are conspicuously their own ceremonial county. Each one has a … Continue reading
Duchy Dutchy… It has always puzzled me why Holland has so many names. Holland, The Netherlands, and the people are Dutch, not Hollish or Netherlandal (which sounds like Neanderthal!). They seem to have a similar set of honorary titles to … Continue reading
Burn it down… A really good way to rebuild something is to burn it down and get the money back on insurance. So many churches or other important control centres get burned by terrible fires at convenient moments. I guess … Continue reading
Mystery, MyStory… The mystery of life is your own story, My Story, mystory. Not his story, history. To decode the meaning of life, you have to unravel your own story. Other people’s are just clues. Octagon mine shaft… There is … Continue reading
I will shortly start posting my regular Rambles on this blog.