One small step for Nan.

One small step for Nan.

One small step for Nan. As Tim Peake hurtles around the Earth faster than a toddler on blue Smarties (other sweets are available), the nation is swept by the biggest outbreak of space fever since NASA’s Skylab fell back to the earth. At the same time as Tim was...
Black Friday. A retail skid-mark across November.

Black Friday. A retail skid-mark across November.

Black Friday – prices slashed and free delivery. Did you know that the other day was Black Friday? If your email is anything like mine, you probably heard it mentioned. It is the retail marketing equivalent of a classroom full of overexcited six-year olds, all...
Why drinking black coffee makes you look stupid.

Why drinking black coffee makes you look stupid.

A love of coffee. I have always liked coffee and was always fascinated by speciality coffee. That said, the term speciality coffee has changed its meaning repeatedly over the years. For decades, speciality coffee meant splashing out on a jar of Gold Blend. Posh, or...
Why you did not win the lottery and probably never will.

Why you did not win the lottery and probably never will.

Want To Win The Lottery? You’ve Got To Be In It To Bin It On any Saturday night, the sound of crumpled paper on wicker echoes across the nation as unsuccessful lottery tickets get screwed-up and thrown away. Well, I’ve had enough of all this messing around, and...
The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Shoes

The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Shoes

All about shoes. Picture if you can, a giraffe on stilts descending a spiral staircase while blindfolded. Hold on to that awkward image and we will get back to it shortly. Puss in boots. Everyone knows that the internet was designed specifically for cats, which is why...
Car boot sale.

Car boot sale.

Car boot sales. One swallow doesn’t make a summer. The signs of spring are there if you look in the hedgerows. I don’t mean primroses, bluebells or early purple orchids. I mean signs. Real signs. Car boot sale signs. Yes, it’s the start of the season in which farmers...
Polite notice

Polite notice

Polite notice. One of these days isle punch you. I nearly got into a fight the other day. And no, alcohol wasn’t involved. It was soup. While trying to decide between the parsnip and spicy bean, I noticed someone wheeling a trolley towards me. Being the courteous chap...