Not much Internet activity yesterday by me because it was Jenny’s eleventh birthday — a fact I wouldn’t have mentioned on this blog unless the person concerned had asked me to do so. Presents included a bow and arrow set (Robin Hood influence still continues); a paintball gun with many safety instructions including a request not to use it on animals which immediately gave me an idea for how to deter the many pesky cats that hang around in and pollute our garden; and a "build an electric sweet machine". Age 8 and up according to the instructions. Luckily, Jenny has a father who is a professor of science, a qualification that certainly was needed to achieve functionality. Norman Hunter would have been proud of the finished product.