Unhappy Valentine’s Day

Last years Valentine’s Day was an unmitigated disaster owing to illness and a meltdown on the MBTA meaning we were waiting for over an hour in the cold for a train so we decided to stay at home this year. What could go wrong right? Apparently everything is the answer. Continue reading “Unhappy Valentine’s Day”

An Englishman’s Guide to Surviving Winter

This is my first winter in New England and the past week has been the coldest week that I’ve ever known; it hasn’t been above -5C all week and the temperature when I woke up on Thursday was -19C (-28C with wind-chill). Unless you were conceived and born in an Arctic research station that is pretty bloody cold. At that temperature exposed skin gets frost bite within 15 minutes. Continue reading “An Englishman’s Guide to Surviving Winter”