Archive for April, 2010

Led astray

30Apr10

The city authorities in Bucharest are planning to kill some of the 100,000 stray dogs that roam the streets. There was a stray dog in my garden. It was probably not very stray, more likely temporarily mislaid by someone walking along the footpath in the field behind. But from my point of view it had […]


Gay wagon

26Apr10

Someone was asking about my car. It is possibly one of the most ugly vehicles on the road. And with 84 bhp it is certainly one of the slowest. On Sunday a double decker bus left me standing at the traffic lights. Apparently it is also a cult. I won’t be driving it in the […]


Paper wait

25Apr10

Every day a different political leaflet drops through the letter box. There is not much difference between them, apart from the colour scheme.  It is hard for a busy person to keep up with politics. Therefore I have read all the leaflets on your behalf and created this simple game to help you choose how […]


At last

22Apr10

As I was driving home the BBC said on the radio that there will be two last nights of the proms this year. Sorry? Two last nights? What a brilliant idea. The viewing figures will be doubled. There will be twice as much fun and enjoyment. Twice as many happy customers. There is a lot […]


All good things

20Apr10

One aeroplane flew high overhead just after lunch today. Very high, just a speck uncoiling twin cables of vapour across the blue. They must have been doing the vacuuming. A few hours later the government announced that the skies would be reopening. Soon it will be impossible to look up from the garden without seeing […]


Return trip

19Apr10

“Doesn’t the house seem so much fuller when all the children are at home?” Said Mrs R. “Except the fridge.” It has been a busy weekend. I’m quite tired. Mrs R and I need a holiday. I suspect that it may be the perfect time for a self-drive holiday starting in Calais. Thousands of stranded […]


Well I didn’t see it coming… It’s hard not to feel that the Norse gods are having a laugh. The ash cloud has brought welcome relief from incessant election news. We are promised glorious sunsets very shortly and the sky is wonderfully clear of aircraft vapour trails so the views will be spectacular. The only […]