Gary Speed and The Times

A very odd story has appeared over the last couple of days. The Drum reports on a Times editorial on the death of Gary Speed – an editorial which has since been supported by the Daily Mail. The Times laments the lack of investigation into Gary Speed’s death, saying, “If this awful event had taken […]

Christmas memories

Well, I could hardly leave my ill-tempered denunciation of the Military Wives as my last pre-festive post, could I? So here’s something a bit more appropriate: an appreciation of Christmas. Yes, I know I’m usually whinging on about something or other on this blog, but at this time of year, I like to take off […]


I don’t believe that people are either optimists or pessimists. I think life is a lot more complicated than that. Sometimes, I am relentlessly determined to see the positive side of everyone and everything. And other times, I’m a grumpy old git. I’m a sunny curmudgeon, and I’m sure I’m not the only one. I […]