Good Morning Jigsaw from a very
frosty London - 10 mins scraping the ice from the winsdscreen this morning.
Brrrrrrrrr. Enjoy the sunny Atlantic. Hope the Trade Winds are helping you
along. I am sending the following again as you don't appear to have received it.
(special hug for Ian
its good that P &
I can't remember the land of Oz so that they can join in playing the game.
You might want to have your entertainment manager take charge from this point.
The Land of Oz
I'm going to tell you about a
very strange land where :-
there are lots of trees but no
leaves and no branches
they don't have rain but the sleet
no fish but they do have
woods but no forest,
butter and cheese but no
no cats, but rabbits
don't grow flowers, plenty of
they don't wear shoes but
everyone has slippers
feet without toes
no Toms or Kates but loads of
You get the idea? Its best if only
one person knows the rule (only things with double letter in the name). As soon
as someone cottons on to the rule they can join in telling the others about life
in the land of Oz, (as funny, clever or silly as you like). Warn them not
to let on what the rule is, just demonstrate it. It can keep on going for a
while especially if Ian and Paul have really forgotten - which I'm sure they
Sorry I can't pop a kitchen timer
in the post for Paul!
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 1:07
Subject: Seasons Variations
Noon position on Tuesday 11th December 22.58N
30.02W first weeks run 881 miles, still got another 1800 to go.
We may be in the middle of the atlantic ocean and
suffering from too much, or not enough wind, however there are some advantages
that I can think of:
1. We are on are way for 5 months in the
2. We have countless opportunities for wonderful
moments of contemplation (from navel to putting the world to
3. We are being treated to the
most wonderful sun sets and sun rises;
4. We get a chance to study the constellations in
all there glory (although i can't for the life me make out the full Ursa Major
all can I see is the plough), we even get to make a few up of our own;
5. Best of all, we miss all that Christmas
shopping (although I wouldn't mind a good party right now).
That may sound like a bit of positive thinking
and you would probably be right, but in the grand scheme of things I
guess what we can say is that life is pretty good.
Wanted good easy games suitable for 10 year olds
and over 40's in a rolly cockpit? Any ideas would be most
I like the fishing, have caught a couple of
decent Dorado now, very very good eating, but not as good as
my sardines, and nowhere near as wonderful as my squid in garlic! Already
looking forward to those when I get back to Europe.
Under engine all last night which was a drag,
especially as I could not find my kitchen timer that allows me to sleep for 15
minutes at a time whilst on watch, as long as there is no shippping
Whilst doing my nightly considearion of the
universe I was reminded of the Brecht Play "Gallileo" where he is hounded by the Catholic hierarchy because of his
and Copernicus's advocacy of the helliocentric nature of the solar sytem.
Watching the planets Mars and Venus move around the night sky I
was profoundly impressed by how detailed the observations and resulting
calculations would have to have been to demonstrate this notion in
the face of the ancient orthodoxy. Wonderful play too!!
No virus found in this incoming message.
Checked by AVG Free
Version: 7.5.503 / Virus Database: 269.17.0/1180 - Release Date: