I had a haircut over the weekend. They lopped off about six inches. The first few minutes of chopping were pretty exciting. But I have a 40 minute attention span—and once that had elapsed it became agony….
For somebody who did an Oxford history degree, I’m really not very good at it. I have next to no memory retention, and not the biggest attention span. Dreadful, I know. Years of my Grandad quizzing me with basic history questions to try and find ‘my period of expertise’ has left me feeling quite defeatist about it all, and resigned to the fact that maybe I don’t have ‘a historical period’….