By Veronica

Switch the wind off now please.

Mystère is not happy with the weather conditions. Staring longingly out of the window at the branches lashing in the gale, he eventually rushes outside and rushes back in again two minutes later, fluffy and loudly complaining. I haven't even got to the rushing out stage. It's been a day for saying indoors reading and cooking. The book is a collection of 100 short stories, from the Bible to the present day. The cooking, a sourdough loaf and a pot of spiced squash soup.

I've also watched the excellent and sad documentary about Aaron Swartz, the brilliant young Internet activist who committed suicide at the age of 27 in 2013, after being hounded mercilessly by the US government for a non-crime. It's rather stunning to see Internet luminaries such as Cory Doctorow, Lawrence Lessig, and Tim Berners-Lee weeping as they remember him.

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