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Dog walking and the pathetic fallacy


Yesterday it rained, heavily and unremittingly, and the dogs spent most of the day sitting glumly by the back door, just a bit too lazy to take themselves out for a run in the garden without human company. So this morning (cautious sunshine, warmer than it looked) they were overjoyed to hear the glad tinkle of leads: so overjoyed they almost knocked me over on the way out. 

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On music


Music as wallpaper is something my children take for granted. In the car or the train, on a walk or writing an essay, they have earphones firmly in place and a discernible bass line emanating from them.

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