Filed: Fun

I Read it in the Daily Mail

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 ›››

A Toast to Technology

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 ›››

Star Warsop

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 ›››

Euro Vision

Blackadder and Baldrick

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*: Read more ›››

To Do List

To Do List

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: Read more ›››

Zen and the Art of Car Maintenance


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 ›››

Homage to a Sex Goddess

Bessie addresses

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… Bessie Braddock: Sex Goddess

Old Parrot’s Almanack

Today is a day for looking forward, facing the future with hope and a glad heart, but will 2011 be a year of good or ill fortune? Here is a selection of uncannily accurate predictions from Old Parrot’s Almanack.

The Royal Family: There will be a great celebration involving royalty at the end of April or the beginning of May, although it will seem to last much longer because of the endless stream of tv specials and newspaper pull-out supplements marking the event throughout the year. Read more ›››