You know the news isn’t all about doom and gloom. Every once in a while old Huw Edwards might end the news with a smile and a story about a kid who’s fought against the odds and raised and trained a wild hyena as a pet, or a story about how Piers Morgan has vanished off […]
Read More The Un-brightest Star.
Halloween is coming. Again. I wrote something about Halloween last year (do take a look) and in case you are utterly incapable of sensing the tone of this blog it should come as no surprise that I do not like Halloween. Unless plans change next week ‘the wife’ will be out on Halloween night which […]
Read More Halloween 2.
Quick, phone your granny, a ‘truly momentous’ thing has happened. Yesterday the government finally made a decision on Heathrow, a decision they had been putting off since roughly 12 years before the Wright brothers were born. The reason they put off the decision is that, just as with nuclear power and assisted dying it was debated over […]
Read More Come fly with me (in one possible, distant future).
Ahhh, sporting autobiographies, aren’t they great? They’re all oozing out for Christmas and without them words wouldn’t have a place to crawl into and die. Yesterday I dashed into Waterstones (a miracle that they still exist, a jolly good miracle, shame HMV couldn’t hold out) just to have a little mooch and get some ideas […]
Read More That Sporting Life. Round 1.
What a wonderful ‘the wife’ I have! My 40th birthday was 3 months ago and we’ve only just finished celebrating. ‘The wife’ is good at these kinds of things and last night was the final cherry on the top. Humankind has for millennia pondered on the big questions in life and none looms larger than: how […]
Read More Get on the floor…..it’s Dino-snore.
There’s been a lot about clowns in the news recently. I should point out (as if it were necessary) that I hate clowns. Not because they’re scary but because they’re pointless. Like wasps and The Lighthouse Family, they serve no real purpose and so in the next few paragraphs I intend to prove this AND […]
Read More Honestly officer………….
Did you think I’d died? Or maybe had my hands obliterated in some bizarre cushion-arranging mishap? Well neither of those things have happened and nor have I been sneakily storing up writing, like a squirrel on amphetamines. I’ve just been very lazy and also quite busy with other things. Actually, scrap the busy bit, I’ve […]
Read More Plain ordinary.