Challenging the norm

Reading time: 2 mins I remember, many many years ago, having a chat with a guy I was at school with whilst he walked down the road, swigging from a bottle of red wine. At the time I was solely a beer drinker (with the odd Southern Comfort which is entirely down to Stephen King, yes I was very […]

Red Bull

Reading time: < 1 min Is Red Bull the Marmite of my generation? Although strictly speaking, Marmite is the Marmite of our generation but bear with me here… Red Bull, that sickly sweet, caffeinated drink, the one that gives you WINNGGSSS, seems to be increasingly popular. Particularly when mixed with vodka. Standing at the bar the other night instead of […]

Holiday by numbers

Reading time: < 1 min 12 tapas, 4 bottles of red wine, 2 jogs along the beach, 3 books (The Tipping Point, The Liar, A Short History of Tractors…), 1.5 litres of Southern Comfort, 247 photos taken (50 or so that are any good) 12 litres of Mahou, 2 days of full sun, 4 warm but cloudy days, 1 delicious […]

My old man

Reading time: < 1 min A brief post to wish my father a Happy 60th Birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!! We are out for a family dinner tonight, then a wee celebration tomorrow afternoon. Posting largely depends on inclination and quantities of Southern Comfort (which my sister said she’d buy! Hope you remembered Jen!).

Into the groove

Reading time: < 1 min Louise is home and annoyingly tanned, but I can put up with that. Her plane finally touched down in the wee small hours of this morning after a three hour delay and as it was a further hour or so before we got to sleep I decided to work at home today. Still, it’s good […]


Reading time: 2 mins There is nothing better than lying, slightly bedraggled and hungover, on the couch all day watching crap TV and classic movies like Clash of the Titans. I’d forgotten just how spectacularly bad the latter was, although to be fair to the actors it can’t have been easy to work with that dialogue. Fantastically awful, I […]