Day 933: Nottingham

Travelled to Nottingham to participate in the half-marathon. On my way there, I was thinking about the place names in the UK. There is a region for names ending with “-ham”, Birmingham and Nottingham are not far from one another. Then, there is the Southwest area with Dorset, Somerset and the like (-set). There are several -fields in the centre of England: Sheffield, Macclesfield, etc. The “-mouth” cities are mostly in the south: Bournemouth, Weymouth, Plymouth, Exmouth. There is a pattern but I don’t fully get it. When looking for house sits, I still have to look at the map before I know where that exact place is located.

Progress Report

1. Own and live in a house.

I will be honest, I didn’t work. It was a Saturday anyway and I had lots and lots to study. But… if I am successful in my trade (and studies), this too could start bringing in money. Oh, actually, I did polish the optimal racing weight article that I am getting paid for. Did work. But it was different from my usual boring work. This was just my thing!

2. Write AND publish a book.

Was doing my creative writing homework, reading about the theory that underpins the fantasy literature genre. All this is essential for my writer’s education and shall make me write more as well. Good, good.

3. Win a major race.

Warm-up run before the race. Not the easiest, felt a bit heavy, not so confident about the race.

Photo of the Day


I know that the post title says “Nottingham”, so here is a glimpse of Birmingham instead! Ha! By the way, why is “Westward Ho!” called they way it is? A place name with an exclamation mark? Eh?

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