Archive for June 6th, 2011

Fool tank


Necessity is the mother of invention. I stopped the diesel leaking from the fuel tank of my old car by siphoning out the fuel with a cunning homemade device which prevented me from sucking out a mouthful of the stuff. This is probably the most practical way in which I have benefited from O-level Physics. […]

Virgin thoughts


I’m pleased that my teenage children read the newspaper. We receive a ‘serious’ newspaper every day. This means that they are not brainwashed by celebrity tittle-tattle and internet fabrications. There was an interview with Richard Branson in the paper at the weekend. “Dad, why can’t you be more like Richard Branson?” Asked my youngest at […]