Thinking of 5-2 Diet and attended a public lecture given by super scholar Professor Elizabeth Robertson on Chaucer and Wordsworth's Vivid Daisies


Went to work and gorged on cake. A baby hippo day, I need to make sure I don’t become Mama Hippo. Actually I’m considering doing the 5:2 diet. You know when you kinda only eat 500 calories two days then the rest will be Baby Hippo days.

So two Starving Donkey days and five Hippo days. I’m fine with it. It may be a challenge. I’ve got a book out called 5:2 Lifestyle. Will it work? Don’t know. Anyway will try. 




Left work on time to attend a lecture by respected medieval super-scholar Professor  Elizabeth Robertson on Chaucer and Wordsworth’s Vivid Daisies. It sounded interesting when I got the email and I like a bit of poetry sometimes so I went along.  It was the Birkbeck William Matthews Public Lecture. They do a series of talk. Even Ali Smith the booker prize winner did one. I think that is every year - I mean getting a booker prize winner to have a chat.


Then I went for the drinks reception. Nice see pictures below. Also got a few other posh sounding names for my characters.

So that was how I spent my evening.





Some pictures in the hall.


Anyway Prof Robertson's speech was good stuff. It was mainly about nature and how these dudes studied the flower.  Apparently the daisy has a rich literary history - my from France, the courts to characterless ladies and freshness. Wandsword was so taken with it, he couldn’t describe it’s beauty with similes so simply called it a Sweet Flower. Yeah, read the Wordsworth’s Peom to Daisies in the The Cornell Wordsworth: Poem in Two Volumes and you try Chaucer's Praise of the Daisy - from the The Riverside Chaucer. 





The grand staircase often used in many movies.




Now, I’m inspired to rename one of my characters Daisy now. My tutor mentioned I had too many same sounding names so I reckon I can do with a Daisy. 




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