I was looking forward to February, with its celebrations, including Pancake Day, Valentine’s Day, Chinese New Year. Besides, I went to Visit My Mosque event, that was interesting and different. When it comes to blogging, I’ve had a couple of reviews I wanted to make and I loved writing those. Also, I’ve attended a fab event at John Lewis. When it comes to books, I’ve read a few. In total, I finished 10 this year. Including this one about King Michael of Romania, I would recommend it. If you want to know about it, I wrote a long review on my book blog. In the review I’ve included some memories told to me by my grandfather from WWII.
On 12th February it was Darwin Day. We’ve attended a lecture with Prof Sophie Scott. It was fun and I did learn a few things. The talk was on laughter and it is in fact a fascinating subject. The highlight was that not only humans can laugh, but rats too. Rats are ticklish, they do laugh when tickled. They are also able to recognize the scientist that makes them laugh. When they see the scientist entering the room, they start laughing (making squeaking sounds). I found that amazing.
My husband and I went to Birmingham at a trade fair and we saw there the Dulux dog. I was asked if I want a picture with him and of course I had to say yes. He is so cute!
Continuing on this subject… we’ve had an unexpected cat in the kitchen. She was sitting there on the worktop, the dog was barking (before taking the pictures). Can’t fully explain the whole commotion.
I took a tour in Manchester, nice, but not so interesting that I can blog about it. It was a lovely sunny day.
We’ve watched the Winter Olympics too. My husband is now a huge fan of Billy Morgan, quite understandably why. I loved watching the snowboarding, curling, bobsleigh, and, of course, skeleton. I was annoyed with some of the performances, upset with some penalties (like Elise Christie), puzzled by some of the way they were playing (curling! why were they looking for a 1-0, 0-0 ends I can’t understand). I felt sad to see Amy Fuller crashing twice. It was amazing to see Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland on the ice skating ring after their health issues, so inspirational.
Of course, I have to comment on the commentaries. Some of them were hilarious. One was marking the “blue piercing eyes” of the skier, “he has the thighs of Chuck Norris”. The comments for the snowboarding was the best, I didn’t understand anything with corks and 160-30 or 120-something, but their passion and excitement was great.
How was your February? Have you watched the Olimpics?