365 Unusual Things: 127-133

127. Saw two black moorhens and two white seagulls standing together on the stone wall beside the pond.

128. To get a flu vaccination I had to answer 18 yes/no questions, one of which was ‘Do you not have a functioning spleen?’ Both yes and no give the same answer.

129. On a chemist counter there were stocks of rapid antigen tests called Antigen Rapid Tests, which makes them ARTS. Better than RATS.

130. On a translation forum I read about Alex Foreman who translates from 23 languages.

131. Received a fairly positive peer review of a radio play I translated, and learnt it will be published. This is unusual for me. Haven’t had anything significant published in two years.

132. Walking in the rain I found a tree in its autumn garb, burnt orange all over.

133. Asked a local nature expert about the hundreds of mysterious spiderwebs on hundreds of galls on just one wattle tree in local bushland. Even he doesn’t know what they are.


Published by Trish

Literary translator

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