I’m a Londoner by birth but a Northerner by inclination and I like to think that the last seventeen years or so spent in Yorkshire has put a bit of millstone grit into my softish southern ways. I’ve been around for over 70 years and I’ve seen a lot of change. Much of it has … Continue reading The Journey begins
Or visit to the Viral Premiership in the Great Northern Poorhouse. By Richard Carlile - Manchester Libraries, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3780583 To All Government supporters Now that your government has decided not to feed hungry children in the midst of a pandemic and to underfund those worst effected by your own policies, it must be time … Continue reading Feedthefew Massacre
Things I will not watch "♫ Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo ♫" says it all really. This is the second list of things that form part of my Duck-it list: The first was things I plan never to eat, and this is all about things I will not go to watch or … Continue reading Duck-it List: Episode TWO
Things I will not eat The world is not my oyster By way of a brief introduction these are things that form part of my Duck-it list: Things I plan never to do in my lifetime; some of which I have never done, marked (V) for Virgin; and some that I have tried and vow … Continue reading Duck-it List: Episode ONE
Jbuzbee / CC BY https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0 Don't focus on kicking the bucket, just keep kicking the can down the road. Bucket Lists get so much coverage in books, on TV, in films, but the trouble with them is that they have a finite end. You either die having failed to finish your objectives, or you finish … Continue reading Get one over on the Grim Reaper – draw up a Duck-it List
or, Down, Down, Down: The Tory Party Leader's address Yep, Prime Minister Johnson, addressed the blank space that is the Virtual Tory Conference with the news that Status Quo were done for. He went on to explain that we have lost too much, mourned too many, been through too much frustration and hardship just to … Continue reading No return to Status Quo
What are they up to? Here in the UK, TK Max proudly announced in its stores "Always up to 90% off". Wow! That sounds great doesn't it? But what does it mean? Let's explore the logic. "Always up to" practically means "never more than". They are guaranteeing that they will never discount by more than … Continue reading Contains up to 90% nonsense
Rebecca Riots "Better remain silent, better not even think, if you are not prepared to act". So wrote Annie Besant, who was born in London in 1847. Radical sentiments for a radical woman. She might have had Jessie Donaldson in mind. Jesse was born in Bristol in 1799 and later moved to Swansea where she … Continue reading Jessie Donaldson, Annie Besant, Rebecca, Bessie Smith, and all that jazz.
There was a sad Tory called Boris With the acuity of a slow loris He just hid in his bed, poured lies from his head and quoted from Homer and Horace. Notes: Slow: from Middle English/ Old English meaning Sluggish, Inert, Slothful, Late, Tardy, Torpid, Blunt, Dull, Faint, Weak, Slack Loris: from the Dutch, meaning … Continue reading The Slow Loris: a tale of a dilatory Tory.
what goes up..... I’m sick to death of clichés Whatever happened to coining a phrase for yourself, eh? I know it’s an uphill struggle but if you play your cards right, it must be doable. Now, we all know that a picture is worth a thousand words, so let me set the scene… I am … Continue reading I’m sick to death of clichés
Bulldog Boris Our Premier, who art in clover, Hollow be thy claims; Thy King Dom comes; Thy will be done in court, as it is inevitable: Give us this day our daily bluffs; And forgive us our stupidities, as we forgive them that voted for you; And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us … Continue reading The paternoster of tiny feats