Archive for December 9, 2014

In Praise Of The Oldie

Posted in Biographical, Crosswords with tags on December 9, 2014 by telescoper

Feeling the effects of advancing years, and ahead of another weekend out of circulation, I purchased a copy of the December edition of The Oldie last week to help pass the time. I heartily recommend this magazine to readers of a certain age for its eclectic mixture of articles, cartoons and, best of all from my point of view, a splendid crossword (set by Antico). In fact there are two crosswords, a tricky thematic cryptic puzzle called Genius, and a straightforward definition puzzle, namely, a little harshly, Moron. For the December edition there was a bumper-sized Genius puzzle which took me a good hour to solve, a distraction that I found most welcome. I’ve posted off my solution already in the hope that I can win another dictionary to add to my collection.

The Christmas OLdie also included a calendar which is already hanging on my office wall. Here is a cartoon from the calendar, which tickled me because of its topicality and operatic connection:



I’ve decided to take out a year’s subscription, so I hope they’ll forgive any copyright infringement involved in including that cartoon!


Campus Christmas!

Posted in Brighton with tags , , , on December 9, 2014 by telescoper

Now that I’m back in Brighton I thought I’d share this very nice picture of the University of Sussex Campus at Falmer, complete with Christmas tree and decorations. I got the picture from the University’s facebook page. That’s the Meeting House you can see behind the tree, by the way..