It’s the 255th anniversary of this remarkable diary entry from parson-naturalist Gilbert White:
I’d love to tell you more, but I know almost nothing about him. It’s quoted in Richard Mabey’s Turned out nice again: on living with the weather, who says of it:
…and he adds:
On the strength of this, I have resolved to read both more White and more Mabey, but... you know: books; time.
31 March part deux
Anyway, happy 95th anniversary to this magnificent #LifeGoals moment from Virginia Woolf:
Although, given that she was 46 at the time, it seems remarkable — to me, at least — that the effects of an entire bottle were apparently ‘gentle’.