And they all lived happily ever after.
Yeah, look, there’s only one train in this story, but if you thought I was not going to follow up the Isherwood reference of a couple of days ago with another (on the flimsiest of bases) then you have badly
A day in la Cité de Carcassonne. Some reading up on the Albigensian Crusade (C was a redoubt of the Cathars, I learn) and a short lecture is delivered in two versions for the boys on the feudal system and
I have left this too long, partly because it was such a waste of a day. Forewarned that Schönefeld Airport is a national joke and to be early to allow for inevitable delays, we were early, and were evitably processed
The way to do museums, with kids, is hit ’em early, while they’re still waking up. Also, audio guides. “That queue will be at least an hour,” said some bloke to some bloke I met in the queue, who relayed
To travel by U-bahn is to be deceived. Overground, Berlin sprawls. I had promised the boys the day to do as they pleased, including to sleep in as long as they wanted. They took me at my word, and we
I know the story. You know the story. Charles Babbage invented machine computing, but the technical sophistication of the time wasn’t up to realising his dream. Alan Turing worked out the theoretical basis for computing during the day; while cracking