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Posted on 11:13am Tuesday 28th August 2012
Back to School - surely one of the most dismal, soul-sapping combinations of words in the English Language? Unless, of course, you are a parent, in which case you are probably thinking about cracking open a bottle of bubbly next Wednesday and doing a can can routine around the kitchen table.
Posted on 11:10am Monday 16th July 2012
These days, if you have the temerity to make a gesture that could be interpreted as socially graceful or just plain kind, people usually stare at you as if you are an alien visiting from a distant planet… which in a way you are.
Posted on 12:48pm Tuesday 3rd July 2012
Despite appearances to the contrary, this is the height of summer. Around this time of year newspapers are usually full of photos of mud-splattered music-lovers pretending to enjoy Glastonbury as they wade, thigh-deep, through acres of hazardous slurry.
Posted on 11:33am Monday 21st May 2012
Any day now the Olympic torch will be passing through a town or a village near you. No doubt hordes of people will turn out to cheer on the progress of an object that looks like a golden cheese grater crossed with a super-size cornetto.
Posted on 11:41am Monday 23rd April 2012
A couple of weeks ago, an ill-advised woman called Samantha Brick wrote a feature in the Daily Mail about how beautiful she was. Ms Brick was, apparently, possessed of such pulchritudinous power that airline captains would spontaneously deliver a bottle of champagne to her seat when she boarded their plane and lustful men would pay for her train ticket the moment she joined the queue at the station. As you can imagine, Samantha’s feature attracted a lot of attention.