Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Sicily Scene's 2011 Italian logic prize goes to a twelve-year-old student of mine who, when I explained to the class the British habit of giving houses names, deduced,

"Oh, so when you come home you say 'Ciao, Michael' to your house?!"

My former house in Cardiff, which I named Le Bateau Ivre


jams o donnell said...

THe set of three houses that contains my house has a collective name I love - Hope Cottages

J. M. P. said...

The student surely deserves the award :) The name of your former house is the title of a poem, isn't it?

Lee said...

Ummm...I've been known to say G'day to my home...often...particularly after I've been away from it for longer than I've intended or wanted!

There are a lot of inanimate objects/things I talk to...perhaps therapy is required!! ;)

James Higham said...

Well if our house is called Michael - yes.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

That's a lovely name, jams. Hi, Josep. Yes, Rimbaud. Hi, Lee. You and I both! There you go, then, James.


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