Wednesday 27 July 2016


A proclivity is a tendency or an inclination. For example, I have a proclivity to eat cake and wear purple. So much so that I even did both at our wedding - which was a little over four years ago! Doesn't seem so long.

I was able to stand unaided, we were just pretending that even wearing heels I'm considerably shorter than Gary. Why we were doing that I have no idea. Perhaps we just have a proclivity to be daft?

Care to share any of your proclivities with me?

Wednesday 20 July 2016


A flintlock is an old type of gun which requires the spark from a flint to fire.  It can also mean the device used to produce that spark.

There were flintlock rifles as well as much larger guns which could fire shots weighing up to 32 lb on board HMS Victory during the Battle of Trafalgar.

I didn't get to keep any description of gun (nor that hat, sadly) but I do have the jacket and a piece of flint just like those which would have been used in a flintlock.