Monthly Archives: August 2011

Nouns, Nuns, Nonagenarians

The Boke of St Albans, and Dame Juliana Thank you to Richard of Bengeo for alerting me to the fact that there isn’t a collective noun for collective nouns. Prompted by his suspicion that collective nouns were a Victorian concoction,…

Not Such An Ugly Duckling

It’s good to see the Hertford cygnets are doing well. I stumbled on this one grooming itself the other day. Almost a swan, but not quite. I did ask its permission to take these pics, so don’t report me to…

Ladies of the Lake, on Loch Katrine in the Trossachs, making origami swans for us