Tell me Prime Minister, what is your favourite colour? The nation has a right to know.

By way of introduction I was checking out "The Shambles" in York for a precursor to this piece when I stumbled across The Great Flesh Shambles. Not literally you understand, because that would be pretty gruesome, as this was the original name for The Shambles, describing a lane brimming over with butchers shops and all … Continue reading Tell me Prime Minister, what is your favourite colour? The nation has a right to know.

Nothing like the Queen’s Speech

Hello subjects gather round:  We are going to patronise you.  We say patronise, even though we are clearly female, but one must stick with the old ways mustn’t one?  We also say “We” when we mean “I”, but that’s another matter.  Anyway, no need to bother your little heads about it all; Oh, and we … Continue reading Nothing like the Queen’s Speech

Here comes my umpteenth National Lockdown…..ish

Can we reschedule Christmas? I started to read the UK Government’s brand new, super-duper, English only, National Backdown, sorry Lockdown,  scheme, which has all the hallmarks of a thoroughly thought through, back-of-a-fag-packet policy, with all the T’s dotted and probably all the eyes crossed - certainly mine were after reading the first few paragraphs! A … Continue reading Here comes my umpteenth National Lockdown…..ish

Duck-it List: Episode THREE

People I will not torture, in spite of really wanting to (along with the things I won’t allow myself to do to them - probably) <ahref= "">Link</a> “Kicking Against the Pricks” says it all really. I suspect that it’s not often that Nick Cave, The Bad Seeds, and The Acts of The Apostles, come together … Continue reading Duck-it List: Episode THREE

Kindling the fires of profit

My first dabble into the world of Kind Hearts and Corona net profiteers This bloody pandemic has a lot to answer for, not least for a massive explosion in Amazon's profits. It will be interesting to see how that plays out in their tax contributions, or even in their staff wages. Pandemic - Kerching! or … Continue reading Kindling the fires of profit

Duck-it List: Episode ONE

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

Get one over on the Grim Reaper – draw up a Duck-it List

Jbuzbee / CC BY 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

Contains up to 90% nonsense

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

The Slow Loris: a tale of a dilatory Tory.

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.