Archive for October, 2013

Whine

30Oct13

“World faces global wine shortage” is a striking headline. It probably got more readers than “Wine likely to get more expensive”. I predict (without the aid of Met Office-style supercomputers) that this crisis will not have a major impact on most people’s lives. In fact it might help the barley-growers of Norfolk if consumption of […]


Hey Jude

28Oct13

Whether you were affected by today’s storm or not, you can’t say that you didn’t know about it in advance. It was harder to avoid the storm warnings than to avoid the weather system itself. This was not like the ‘hurricane’ in 1987 when the first I knew about it was when I arrived at […]


Appathy

24Oct13

                    Or perhaps my family and neighbours have better things to do…


Walls and Malls

16Oct13

Last week I was promoting our new business venture at a conference in the pleasant city of York, at a mediocre hotel overlooking the river just a hundred metres from a former workplace of mine. Today Twitter, on our business feed, has presented me with a ‘promoted’ suggestion to “Invest in Perth”, Scotland’s newest city […]


Nepotism

01Oct13

I’m not going to make any excuses for my recent failure to post. Instead I’ll offer you a link to another aspiring writer who is trying to make her way in the dying business of journalism in order to earn enough money to look after her ageing parents in the near future when they are […]