Category Archives: This & that


Everyone is racist. “Belgium is good for producing delicious chocolates”. I bet there are some rubbish chocolatiers over there. “The Scottish are all very careful with their money”. Loads must get fooled by con artists.
Everyone is sexist. “Men cannot use washing machines, load dishwashers properly or speak about their feelings”. I feel that my washing [...]


I am more powerful than Dog.
Humans are almost completely trained.
We’re nearly there!
We’ve conquered old ladies and most young ladies.
Children are a pushover.
Men are proving a bit of a problem although the Gay community is on our side, which is a start.
We’ve conquered the Internet. Well done the Lolcats!
We sit and lie around, we perform no [...]


When you ‘like’ a Facebook comment or when you ‘favourite’ a Twitter comment my brain is made to work too hard for comfort.

You could be saying “Oh, I do like that” or “Just to let you know I’m here” or “That’s interesting but I can’t stop and comment, my waters have just broken” or “I’m [...]


The art of Aspidistra Polishing is shrouded in mystery.

My mother was admitted into the AP Club at an early age. She rose in the ranks very quickly and attained the accolade of Chief Aspidistra Polisher before her teens.

She tried to pass these skills on but my brother and I were poor students.

As you can see [...]


I’m always trying to improve my teaching techniques.

Many years ago, I was 19 I think, I had a job at the Chiltonian biscuit factory.

(BTW, I have inside knowledge of what’s in these …
… approach with care)

Anyhoo 1. There was a chap there who reminded me of Abel Magwitch from Great Expectations. A rather scary [...]


I had one of those flashes of insight, probably had by many already, that tied up a few loose ends that have been floating round my head for ages.

My grandson, who has dabbled, and one of my middle-aged sons, who has immersed himself completely, have played Minecraft. I have been shown it but never felt [...]


… it probably isn’t that unusual that I think that, oh never mind ….

People are NOT disappointing. Each and everyone has a unique view of the world to which they are entitled and even if this view appears to be completely bonkers with very little relation to the real world let them be. Oh my [...]


As we pass into yet another year I thought I’d offer some words of comfort to my younger avid readers.
I can honestly say that as the years go by things get better. Let me explain.
Today I actually feel exactly the same as I did when I was 18 … if I was nursing a [...]


I’m quite concerned about some of the middle-aged people that I know.
Set in their ways, at a loss of knowing how to empathise, a tad neurotic, blinkered, sometimes paranoid, unable to use common sense and not having the ability to use the evidence of reality.
The Interweave has an influence but I think that the root [...]


Unfortunately I mixed up my list for Santa Claus and my ‘to do’ list.

This means that I’ve got to buy all my own presents, I wish I hadn’t been so greedy, and Santa will be too busy grouting the bathroom, vacuuming the living room and mending the shed roof to be able to deliver any [...]