I posted an entry at the HistoryMatters site today which is trying to record one normal day in history (today), by creating a mass blog. I’ve always been a fan of those books that record the minutiae of life, over one day (e.g. Nicholson Baker’s Mezzanine, Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway, Ian McEwan’s Saturday), so I like the idea of this social history of just an ordinary day. I think my entry ended up with too many big points, and not enough of the mundane (what did I have for breakfast?* What clothes am I wearing? Who did I talk to?, What was on the radio?). It’ll be interesting to review this in even a year’s time.
* Crumpets, since you ask.