As you may have noticed, I’ve been noticeably absent since my last post about my struggle with depression. While I’ve been away: After being signed off sick from work for a number of months, at the end of August I took voluntary severance from my employer so am now, as you may note from the… Continue reading Hey look, a logo!
Once upon a time, not very long ago (although it seems much longer), I started my own business, Red Tabby Words. I acquired a logo and a website, started a blog that gained a few followers, and lined up my first couple of jobs. Then… nothing. So what happened? The answer is that RTW had… Continue reading The Black Dog and the Red Cat
Well, that’s that for another year. In the (current) absence of rain, I’ll wrap up with the tennis majors etymology I promised. Grand Slam As tennis fans will be well aware, the four major tournaments of the tennis season are the Australian Open, Roland Garros (the French Open), Wimbledon, and the US Open, together known… Continue reading Grand slam time
With the weather forecast promising the imminent start of that perennial favourite British summer pastime, watching rain fall at Wimbledon, let’s do some tennis etymology, shall we? Tennis The obvious starting point is actually a slightly tricky one: the most likely derivation is that it comes from the Medieval French te’netz, meaning receive, a call… Continue reading Anyone for sphairistike?