60 Days - Some LIght Reflection.
A liitle light relief from the studies.
After thoroughly investigating the matter, local experts have concluded that the underpants that Eilidh is wearing, were in fact stolen by Iain. This understandably has put his whole relationship with Anna under severe stress, what with their recent announcement, for which they were congratulated. What with his court case now due, and the intimate relationship with Eilidh revealed, she is most certainly a grumpy girl.
Having spent a number of days convinced that the legend Popeye in the area, I came to the conclusion that Olive was actually the professor's name. This may, or may not be true, and warrants further investigation.
Spent most of yesterday attempting to hire a boat, which I was going to use to sail to one of the many oil rigs the locals seem to be obsessed about, and chain myself to it in protest. Imagine my surprise when I was introduced to Effie.
Note to self: Book hearing appointment.
I did hear someone say it was made in Cumbernauld. There was certainly a big factory just on the Waterloo side of Wishaw when I was a kid. I think they moved a lot of production to Manchester. It was never the same after that.
I might manage to reach the third flag tomorrow by the way. Maybe.
All turned off ... ;)
When it's turned off you don't get the audio exercises. My dictionary has phonetic spelling so I just take longer to learn the correct pronounciation.
Only issue is when I complete 'owl levels' I dont get full recognition ... the owl is not a solid colour ... it is very faint. Pfft ... :)
Little recognition is given to Baldr thanks to Snorri ... & yet Baldr was the glue that kept all of the 'gods' together. Including the different families. The others were quite aggressive which, I guess is why Hol LIE wood prefers them over Baldr.
Hel is also misrepresented IMO. She just wanted someone decent to talk to ... :))).
Gaiman is one of my all-time favourite authors but I didn't think the Norse Mythology was one of his best. Anyone could have written it. It was just a vanilla retelling of the familiar stories, when I'd hoped for some imagination and interpretation. But a decent enough introduction.
You'd like the duet. She gets more and more sympathetic as the music progresses. The damn thing had me at "While I lived, I thought nothing was too frozen for my warmth to heal. When I died, then, lady, I met you." And that's just the top of page 2. There are 12 pages and it goes on for the thick end of a quarter of an hour. By the end they're practically sobbing on each others shoulders. (Yes, I think Hel does weep for Baldr, actually, even if it's a bit involuntary.)
There's an awful lot about the contrast between Valhalla and Hel, and the injustice of the peaceful souls being abandoned, how each side views the other, and Baldr re-evaluating rather a lot that he had previously taken for granted. It's so complex I decided we had to sing it to understand it.