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

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