My heart skipped a beat when I spotted this front page headline from yesterday's Daily Mail. At last I thought, the Mail has owned up that most of the stuff in its Good Health supplement is a load of scaremongering rubbish.
Then my hopes were dashed by the secondary which explains that it's actually health supplements that are a con, but then they can give you cancer you know... Read more ›››
Despite my antipathy to mobile phones and ambivalence to Kindle (as mentioned the other day) technology is the living proof that mankind has clambered to the top most branch of the evolutionary tree.
Take the self-stirring mug on the left. Think of all the energy you’ve wasted over the years clattering a spoon around your cup when all that was needed was a little ingenuity to save you all that effort.… Read more ›››
Word play and puns are a great joy in life, or at least they are in mine. I’m sure my long suffering family would disagree – they think that being with me is like living with a walking Christmas cracker joke.
The reason I mention this is because of some fun on the Saturday Breakfast Show after the annoncement that the seventh in the Star Wars franchise is to be filmed in the UK next year.… Read more ›››
Well it seems Greece finally has something to cheer at last. I’m sorry I missed it, but I was out for the evening. The question is, will it influence the vote in today’s election?
Whatever the outcome, it seems the Euro is unlikely to get out of the mess it is in as described here by Blackadder and Baldrick*:
Baldrick: ‘What I want to know, Sir, is, before there was a Euro there were lots of different types of money that different people used.… Read more ›››
I’ve been humming and ahhing about whether I should write about my feelings on the anachronism that is the monarchy, but that would be churlish on HMtQ’s diamond jubilee, even if that’s what prompted the thought in the first place.
So instead here is a list of things I hope to do one day, shamelessly lifted from Pinterest:
Buy a horse. Name it ‘Thunder Takes the Lead’. Enter it in horse races.… Read more ›››
During my Buddhist training high in the Himalayas, we students would attempt to achieve enlightenment through meditation exercises, such as staring into puddles of water or sitting in the snow for hours on end dressed in nothing but a loincloth.
For years I practiced these techniques until the day finally arrived when I was allowed to glimpse the ultimate attainment of self-realisation – Zen through the art of car maintenance.… Read more ›››
We live in a political age when style trumps substance every time – think Blair’s Babes and Cameron’s Cuties – but we forget that the trend began in the aftermath of WWII with Attlee’s Angels.
The surprise Labour victory of 1945 that ousted Churchill was founded on a new political philosophy – sex-appeal.
The backbenches were suddenly filled with a new breed of MP who relied entirely on their looks and charisma.… Read more ›››