48 things I've learned in 48 years




Not long after I turned 48 years old, I realised half a century is a long time to live without picking up some bits of wisdom here and there. My maths isn't so bad that I consider 48 to be half of 100, but it's as near as dash it. (Is that even an expression you know? A quick search on Google and it doesn't know what I'm talking about either. I can only assume 'as near as dash it' is another of my grandmother's phrases that make no sense whatsoever to most people but that I seem to have absorbed and credited with meaning.)


And so, dear reader, you are welcome here to wile away a few minutes from time to time as I explore such pearls as, 'The dot above an i and j is known as a tittle' and, 'Ice skating is harder than it looks.'


And not that I’ve only learned 48 things, of course. That would be a crazy suggestion and the waste of a life, to be frank. I don't pretend to know it all, but these are just 48 things I do know that you might like to know too. Hopefully knowledge mixed with story-telling, with an odd smattering of humour here and there. And along the way, who knows, maybe we'll become friends.