Birthday Dilemma

Another birthday approacheth this weekend and I could do with some advice. I need a toy, a treat to help me try and ward off the dark clouds gathering in my head and general feeling of ‘meh’. The problem is that I don’t know what form that treat/toy should take. I’ve been giving it lots…

Nobody Is Perfect

I am in no way belittling the idea that black lives must matter as much as others but looking at what’s happening in society at the moment, I can’t help but feel that the world has gone totally bonkers. I watched the statue of Colston in Bristol being dumped into the harbour. I’ve listened to…

Neil Peart – my own little tribute

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Neil’s premature death last week. From the little I know of the man, he would no doubt hate me referring to him as a ‘hero of mine’. So, I apologise to him now, wherever he is because that is exactly who he was to me. I don’t…

High Street v Online Shopping

Much has been said in recent years about the ‘death of the High Street’. We can all see the once-bustling commercial areas, slowly being turned into wastelands because of out-of-town and online shopping. It’s usually assumed that it’s all down to cheaper online prices and convenience. You can pretty much order anything online from the…

Whatever happened to ‘natural selection’?

There are more people on Earth now than there have ever been. Humans are everywhere and are encroaching on everything. Much of our wildlife is driven to extinction or squeezed ever tighter into shrinking habitats. When you stop and think about it, humans are a bloody nuisance really and I’m not simply talking about that…

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,…