The Effect of Theft

A very unpleasant dent to our pre-Christmas festive mood today when my partner’s beloved and much-customised mountain bike was stolen from our close. It was locked up just a few feet from our front door, and Dave was in the house at the time. Given that the thief walked past two far cheaper bikes in […]

A Very Ineffective Veto

Every relationship has rules. In our house, one of those rules is the fiancé(e) veto. It is rarely used, seldom even mentioned. We tiptoe around it as though it is a large saggy-skinned elephant, tusks sharp and vicious, snorting hot clouds of breath that sinisterly surround its head. From time to time one of us, […]

In Praise of Real Journalists

Yes, I know we’ve all moved on from the strikes and are now busy being irate about Jeremy Clarkson, but I don’t care. I’m still hung up on Leveson. The trickle of witness statements has become a torrent, describing sickening actions by journalists determined to con both themselves and their readers into believing they occupied […]