Tuesday, 22 May 2018

A third

Did you know that the ability to write an engaging blog post is now a requirement of Northern Ireland's new GCSE English Language spec? (Rhetorical question) It needs to read like the standard article: (colon) dynamic linguistic devices, interesting words and phrases, a variety of sentence structure and punctuation used to effect. (Rule of three) It should also have that punchy, witty, pithy, eye-catching (list) title that characterises blog writing.

This, dear Reader, is why this temperature scarf/blanket update is happening now, just after we've crocheted a third of the year and not a quarter. It's very hard to think up a punchy, witty, pithy, eye-catching  (repetition) blog title when what you're really dealing with are fractions. I was much more of an algebra girl in Maths (anecdote). I still can't really multiply fractions with confidence... (That's a wee use of ellipsis for effect there.)

So, forgive the delay. (Imperative) Herewith a selection of our very impressive records in climate and in wool. We're a third of the year through, and then some, so if I multiply my fraction, we should be finished round about December! (Exclamatory sentence)


  1. Interestingly, I observe that you don't mention the dreaded "fronted adverbial" !

  2. I don’t know what that is!

  3. But can you use emojis and text talk ? Lol