Lifestyle
23 January 2008
I came out of my front door the other day and there was a man walking past on the phone going "…yeah yeah yeah I got...
Culture
02 November 2007
"Look" they say, don’t they? People generally and Australian media figures particularly - politicians, experts, opinion...
Food and Drink
17 September 2007
Too many cooks spoil the broth; unless it is cook broth. Poor Gordon Ramsay: His super enlarged face looms from...
Culture
14 August 2007
Here I be, Edinburgh festival, goldfish bowl, cauldron of the vanities, ensconced. It's tough at the top, they say, the...
01 August 2007
Less than an hour ago for the first time I killed a mouse with my bare hands. Well, not bare hands: I did it with my...
Culture
16 July 2007
Recently I’ve been thinking about the many forms of help. Advice is the easiest to give, and the least use. President...
UK Politics
04 July 2007
I’m informed there’s been a change of leader. I feel as a passenger on a long-haul flight might when woken at 4am to be...
Lifestyle
18 June 2007
Everything you’ve known will be swept away. Sometimes I lay in bed trying to recall the faces and names of my class at...
Culture
06 June 2007
A man walks down the street shouting expletives at the top of his voice. Is he mad? Or on the phone? And since - from a...
Lifestyle
22 May 2007
We are drawn to the coast. Well, dragged there by our parents initially. Look at the sea; remember the past. Look at...
Society
08 May 2007
Recently someone said to me “You’re a writer; what do you write?” “Notes mostly” I replied. Endless reams of half...
Business
23 April 2007
Recently I was struck by an idea. It makes a change from bottles. It’s a simple idea and it is this: The post office...
Food and Drink
05 April 2007
One can only know true misery in hot weather; everything else is at least partially absence of sun. Similarly one can...
Lifestyle
23 March 2007
MEAN -ing is what I have been thinking about recently. Take the oft repeated though seldom spoken phrase "Tesco, every...
Lifestyle
12 March 2007
Recently I've been thinking about green things: Broccoli, courgettes, cabbage - the medicine of the poor as twas known...

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