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Thursday, 2 April 2015

All downhill from here: a rant.

Having walked in the Chiltern Hills 
And up and down Ivinghoe Beacon, 
It strikes me as a very silly thing indeed 
That going downhill is reckoned 
At all undesirable.

File:A Historic View across the Gap in the Chiltern Hills - - 1353511.jpg
Photo Chris Reynolds.

Word To Use Today: Chilterns. This name was first mentioned in 1233 with reference to the three Chiltern hundreds (hundreds were government districts). Or, as they said at the time iij. hundredarum de Cyltr.


  1. I too prefer DOWNHILL to UPHILL! Easier...

    1. Unless you're wearing tight shoes.