Wednesday, 27 February 2013


Today's word of the week is abaft. It means 'nearer to the stern than'. Eg the 'When navigating around a cruise ship it helps to remember the dining room is generally located abaft of the cocktail bar'.

OK, I admit I picked this one just because I had a nice picture to illustrate it with, but it's still a good word, isn't it?

Wednesday, 13 February 2013


According to my dictionary the only meaning of the word hunk is a 'large or clumsy piece'.

That's a shame as I thought I was going to have to persuade a bunch of Royal Marines to strip off just so I could illustrate this post. Still, a hunk of cake is just as good ... isn't it?