Beach waiter

Global Parochialism For Sale

Sometimes (but very rarely) I get bored enough to mooch through a shopping centre. Even more rarely still, I’ll buy something. More often than...
IAIN-DUNCAN-SMITH

Will The Real IDS Please Stand Up

The past day and a half have been a gift that keeps on giving. It shows no sign of letting up just yet. For...
Ben Carson press conference

Scared By Something Simple

I should probably pre-empt this week’s blog post with an apology, to try and insulate myself from the barrage of abuse I’ll face from...
Trump Noise

Political Football For Dummies

Before I start today’s blog post, I’m going to assault you. I’ve going to bash you over the head with some statements that may...
union jack grunge

The Britishness Index

I was reminded a couple of days ago about a phrase that has snuck into the Government’s guidelines, designed to prevent radicalisation and acts...
valentine cards

Play Your Cards Right

Tea, hot crumpets and cards. A little wink, kiss and cuddle. Understated but understood – my favourite combination. When I first met the woman...
chelsea celebration

The Fanatic, His Wife and their Miracle Boy

I was reminded today of a couple I used to know. It’s been at least a decade since I saw either of them. I’m...
VIsions of the past

Retro-A-Go-Go

Last week, Facebook was filled with pictures from people’s childhood. Most opted to post a picture from their cute, two – six years old...
Bowie Mural

Sorry, Stereo MCs – Looks Like We Disconnected 

Having taken a quick look back over the posts I’ve written over the last three months, it’s clear my return to blogosphere hasn’t delivered...
Justice

An Existential Crisis Via Netflix

It’s been an odd ten days or so, since I last wrote. I’ve been battling a cough that refuses to shift and desperately trying...