There's always a danger with topical news items that they won't be topical everywhere, but the release of hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables means there's enough scandal and embarrassment for everyone if you dig deep enough. Wikileaks: the gift that keeps on giving.
My friends across the Pond want to know
How I handle large amounts of snow.
In October I buy
Snow boots, salt for my drive
Guaranteeing said snow’s a no-show.
Sticking with a seasonal theme; we Brits famously can't handle snow. It comes along so infrequently that we don't prepare and don't know how to handle it when it arrives, so it can shut down the whole country leaving us to spend the winter vigorously complaining about it. (Those born beyond these fair shores may not be aware that complaining is the British national sport.) But last winter was the worst we've had in many a year, and this one looks set to be just as bad. So maybe we should ask some more experienced hands for advice.
What's that you say that I should do?
Bake some roasted Kangaroo?
I think not!
Not in my pot!
I shall say thanks but no thanks to you!
So why are we going for this topic when it's still only the beginning of November? Well, why don't we ask all those shops that have been playing carols since early October.
A Cowboy vacation, I've heard,
Is quite popular now; how absurd!
Driving cattle or bison
Might sound rather nice on
it's day, but why follow the herd?
As the winds turn colder and the leaves begin to fall, animals of all kinds - be they birds of the air, beasts of the land or fish in the sea - gather together and set off in search of more suitable lands. Where do they go, and why? Maybe the climes are warmer, maybe the food is better, but whatever their reason they never send us a postcard.