Mad Cow

So Ann Widdecombe believes that one fine day, science will come up with a way to stop people being gay. I despair of the human race while there are people like her breathing. I would rather be in the company of a group of gay people than to spend one second in the same room…

Driven To Drink

In the real world, if someone forged their expenses it would probably be deemed as gross misconduct and that person would be sacked. If you’re an MP it seems that you are protected from reality and you just get a fine. Will that fine go on an expenses invoice too I wonder? Are some MPs…

Those Who Can, Do….

Some things in life are sure to happen. Apart from death and paying taxes, you can be certain of other events taking place along the way e.g. getting cold calls, visiting a Doctor, grazing a knee, getting more cold calls, getting cut up on the motorway, receiving a Christian Aid envelope through the door and thinking…

Dear Europe….

To the people who govern the European Union. Look, we’re terribly sorry about all the confusion and ineptitude of the people who are supposed to represent us. It’s not really the fault of the British people so please don’t think that our Parliament is an true measure of what we are like in reality. Yes,…

Enough Said

In days of old, we had kingdoms that were ruled by kings.We had empires that were ruled by emperors.Now we have countries, ruled by er……..

Who Are These Experts?

Modern life is confusing. In my lifetime, the growth in media channels and output they provide has been fierce. Growing up in the 60s & 70s our sources of information were 2 TV channels, the radio, newspapers and Ethel. Ethel lived across the road from us and had the only house in the street with…

Review: Mid-Devon Tyres

I’ve used this company for years when I’ve needed new shoes for the car. I like them because they are efficient, friendly and don’t rip you off. When you want some new boots they always ask what you want in terms of quality so that the choice is with the customer. I’ve heard horror stories…

Is Sex Really Worth It?

Boy George once said that he’d much rather have a nice cup of tea instead. John Lydon – or Johnny Rotten as he was at the time – referred to it as ‘Two minutes and fifty seconds of squelching noises.’ So is doing the horizontal quickstep really worth all the fuss? As a middle-aged bachelor,…

Inside a Depressive Episode

Depression affects us in many ways and everyone has their own story to tell. Much like anxiety, it is very hard to explain to a non-sufferer what a depressive episode feels like and what goes around inside your head. These are just a few words I threw together whilst inside a recent episode of my…