Get that needle in my arm right now …

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To jab or not to jab … that is the question. Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer The sniffs and snuffles of outrageous man-flu, Or to take arms against a sea of viruses. Today I joined the early … Continue reading

Patriotism ? Get me a Scotch and we’ll talk about it …    

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United or not, our kingdom is changing and I have mixed feelings about it. Ignoring for a moment the various facts and figures being bandied about by both sides, let’s take a moment to consider what the UK is and … Continue reading

Gaza vs. Gazza ?

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Sometimes I wish I’d been born twenty years earlier than I was. Imagine a world where rock ‘n’ roll is breaking just as you’re growing up and The Beatles emerge for your sixteenth birthday. Imagine a world of full employment. … Continue reading

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Shopping with Yoda

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The other day I went shopping in Lidl. I really like Lidl. They’re a fine example of German efficiency and – along with Aldi – they’ve shaken up the UK grocery business and helped reshape the economic landscape with their … Continue reading

My new kitchen vs. the Forth Road Bridge

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I’ve just had a new kitchen installed. It should’ve been replaced years ago but … well, you know … I’m a bloke. I can live on toast and cereal. I’ve bought hundreds of boxes of the latter and at least three … Continue reading

Artex is back in vogue …

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… but don’t worry. It’s not about to make a return to our living rooms any time soon … it’s actually popping up on the street with alarming regularity. If you’ve ever tried painting over a textured surface you’ll know … Continue reading

Have you met my … washing machine ?

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I read a couple of articles recently on how to repair broken household goods and just how bloody difficult it can be. I myself have a love/hate relationship with my washing machine and yet strangely the bond between us is … Continue reading

Time and tears …

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I read a fascinating interview in The Guardian this week with one June Brown, better known to the world as Eastenders’ Dot Cotton (or Branning if you can still stomach watching what long ago became the most excruciating show known … Continue reading

Fancy a coffee ?

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Je suis Européen. Ich bin Europäer. Soy Europea. I am European. How about you ? I bet you bloody are, even if you don’t know it. This morning, I read an article in a national broadsheet about the Premier League. … Continue reading

I want to believe.

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I think I’ve worked it out: we really are descended from aliens after all. But that’s not the most extraordinary thing I discovered this week, believe it or not. It’s that religion plays a massive role in the cover-up. Churches … Continue reading