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February roundup

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.

February roundup - Dulux Dog

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.

February roundup - Manchester

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 Olympics?

4 Comment

  1. I haven’t really had chance to watch much of the Olympics sadly, but my dad has been watching it loads and he always keeps me updated!
    I love the idea of laughing ticklish rats, that’s adorable!

  2. A random cat in the kitchen? I don’t think things get more random than that! Sounds like you’ve had a great month and filled with so amny outings and adventures!

    Sarah 🙂

  3. Sounds like a good month! The Dulux dog is huge! But lovely. <3 I haven't watched any of the Olympics – never been much of a fan. I enjoyed the 2012 London Olympics but haven't gotten into the winter sports despite the fact that I like skiing!

    That photo from Manchester – do you know where it was taken by any chance? It looks remarkably like the building I did my tax exams in!! 🙂

    1. The building in Manchester is Sackville Street Building.
      It’s the first time I’ve watched the Winter Olympics, but some of the sports are so interesting, others are just bonkers and fun to watch.

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