1. I like big books and I cannot lie. I really want this bag but it's too expensive.
2. Otters who look like Benedict Cumberbatch.
3. A laser unprinter to help you reuse paper (but possibly increase subsequent paper jams).
4. At the end of last term several people on my course were announcing that they had stayed up all night in the library, as if they thought it were in some way a good thing. This author says that when you work long-term for more than 40 hours a week your productivity goes down not up, which seems like common sense to me.
5. Also some of them just invited me to go to see an exhibition, which I had to point out to them closed last week. Oh, young people! It's actually quite heartening the way they make me feel all together and sensible.
6. I'm in Devon at the moment. I went with my parents to the local farmers' shop, Mole Valley Farmers. They spent enough there to get a voucher for a free faecal worm count. (For livestock, I should say, not humans.) Take that, Nectar points.
7. Soon after I got back here, over dinner my parents asked me what I thought of the Schmallenberg virus. I forgot that they talk about different things in the country. At least the conversation has moved on from badger death. By the way, the word round here is that the Schmallenberg virus is not new, if you keep up with these things.