From the sublime to the ridiculous - or rather the dumb - here are five things that I just happened to learn this week.
2015 is the year of adventure because I looked back at 2014 and searched for the best moment I could think of. The answer was obvious: Bestival.
The tale of a love long unrequited, but for once not only at last returned but done so with more passion and depth than I ever thought possible.
A visual clue as to my radio silence.
Why there are only a few words, and why 'talk about lock jaw' have been some of them.
A chill. A cosy gloom. The rain. This autumnal turn means a lot more than a handy topic of conversation for this particular Brit.
Taking a little time to catch up, see what's happening and, more often than not, simply just laugh, doesn't half make you feel all loved and lovely.
Safer, simpler cycling in British cities needs supporting...or specifically, backing.
An illustrated tale of two cities, a Flying Dog Galaxy, some red leather boots and a Flaming Zombie!
An encounter with a city. A dislocation from a place.