Beyond the bottom of the barrel.

A stopgap and an observation based on someone else’s observation. Empty. And I voted for this lot. It was ‘the wife’s’ birthday last weekend and being ‘the wife’ she insisted on having a BBQ with lots of people. Too many people. Far too many kids (4). It all went well in the end; one can […]

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What’s in a name?

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has just published a couple of lists detailing the most popular names for babies in England and Wales. I can’t say I’m a big fan of many of them though it’s worth noting from the outset that at least we’ve got past our bleak national fad of calling too […]

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All of a sudden.

Hell fire, autumn arrived quickly. ‘Hell fire’ is one of those things my parents used to say a lot. You don’t hear it much these days. Perhaps one day I’ll write something about the things my parents used to say that you don’t hear much anymore. Or maybe I just have. The point is that […]

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I can’t believe my ears.

Music’s a funny thing. Bloody funny. Bloody stupid too. Here’s 3 examples of music related stupidity that have popped up in less than 24 hours. Just today I opened the pointless plastic bag surrounding the newspaper supplements and was greeted with the face of Robbie Williams. Oh joy. You see Robbie may have all the money that […]

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Don’t be alarmed.

I’ve lost track of time a bit so I can’t give you the specific point when it started, sorry. It’s probably easier to go much further back. On the basis that male life expectancy in Britain is 78 or something like that we can assume the average person is 39 years old (I’m not sure […]

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