The Right to Roam

What would you say the main differences were between your average British street today and its equivalent of 30-40-50 years ago? Well, there’s probably more traffic on the roads, that’s a fair bet; and the air’s perhaps a little cleaner now there aren’t so many chimneys pumping toxic aromas into the atmosphere; stray dogs aren’t […]

September 9, 2014

On Bankruptcy and Miracles

This is a very personal post. So trust me that although I have changed certain salient details for various reasons, the essential crux of the facts are true. In fact, the full story is a bit more dramatic and unhappy than needs to be told. This week I chose to go bankrupt. Or rather, I […]

September 8, 2014

Saturday Evening Posts Worth Reading and the 25 Hour News

Meanwhile, the good folk of Scarfolk remain as queer as ever… http://scarfolk.blogspot.co.uk/   An interesting take on radical feminism from a genuinely radical feminist… http://elizabethkhobson.wordpress.com/2014/09/04/anti-feminism-is-the-new-feminism/   One rule for one and one rule for another? http://www.inside-man.co.uk/2014/09/03/is-it-acceptable-for-bbc-to-say-this-about-men/   Bon Anniversaire! A different take on a recent anniversary… http://retardedkingdom.blogspot.co.uk/#!/2014/08/bon-anniversaire.html  

September 6, 2014

A l’Eau, C’est l’Heure

Dear Blog, Thank-you for being here, you are such a comfort to me. There I was, minding my own business, as one does when one has an Important Man Doing A Professional Job Around Your House. Especially when it is a French artisan. Especially when you have waited weeks for him to turn up and […]

September 5, 2014

Littler Britain or Scottish Blood, English Heart

As you’re no doubt aware, just over two weeks from now the people who make up one-quarter of the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom will vote to decide whether or not they want to end a three centuries-old partnership they entered into with shrewd economic foresight in 1707. Scotland didn’t unite with England because – […]

September 3, 2014

Ms Raccoon regrets…

You got up far too late today to catch sight of the Raccoon – she was up and away, on her travels again, before you even put the kettle on… Once the good Doctors of Bordeaux had finished rebuilding me, and I am now duly undersealed, bored out, valves reseated, and have passed my MOT – […]

September 1, 2014

Sunday Bloody Sunday and the Lost Art of Boredom

‘Sunday Bloody Sunday really encapsulates the frustration of a Sunday. You wake up in the morning, you’ve got to read all the Sunday papers, the kids are running round, you’ve got to mow the lawn, wash the car, and you think – Sunday Bloody Sunday!’ Alan Partridge’s characteristic misinterpretation of the U2 song inspired by  […]

August 31, 2014

Saturday Evening Posts Worth Reading and the 25-Hour News.

Daniel Acheampong on the Death Penalty. An old post from MRDA – but worth reading for a superb rant on the Twitter mob. JuliaM on the sad results of the police taking action to remove vulnerable young girls from harm’s way – and the resulting liberal backlash. SepticIsle on ‘Victims today – undesirables tomorrow‘. Moor […]

August 30, 2014

Rejoice! The End of the Witch-hunt is Nigh!

Perfidy of an ex-cop snake, In the caldron boil and bake; Matron’s stories told defy the truth, Gropes remember’d from their youth, Liz Dux’ ego, and Meirion’s sting,— For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble. Gall of Spindler, and slips of Yewtree Sliver’d in BSkyB’s eclipse; Nose of Murdoch, and […]

August 29, 2014

Saturday Evening Posts Worth Reading and the 25-Hour News.

Frank Davis on Trivial Worries.  Madame Arcati and Mrs Dale’s Dowry line up the latest designer handbags for a duel. Mrs Dale responds….. Justin Gau with a damning indictment of the Prosecution’s behaviour in sexual abuse cases. My Daft Life on Katrina Percy and the ‘NHS Leadership Academy‘. Kickass Cookies on how millions of Americans […]

August 23, 2014