For many people of my age, as well as those younger and older, the John Peel theme tune elicited an almost Pavlovian response, promising excitement, anticipation and expectation. Ahead lay two hours of not always great but always interesting music, the gentle self-deprecation and wit of the man himself, records being played at the wrong [...]
As part of my new regime, I’ve bought a couple of audio books to listen to when pounding out the miles. I’ve just finished Pride and Prejudice, which was beautifully read by Lindsay Duncan. The recording was unabridged and lasted about five weeks, so was excellent value.
I’ve bought a couple more for the weeks [...]
My grandmother was always careful about visiting the lavatory when in a curry house.
She was a pish wary nan.
I’ve just joined The Atheists. They’re a non-prophet organisation.
In this post, I mentioned that a Rolex Submariner issued by the Royal Navy had been sold on eBay for £60,000. Well the gentlemen involved have posted a couple of photographs of the transaction.
Here’s the £60K watch, the £60K and the £20 NATO strap on which it was was worn.
A close [...]
Good news – Christ’s second coming will not be in that historical trouble spot, Jerusalem or any where else dusty, hot or “foreign.” No it will be in America, specifically Washington, mid-way between the Capitol and the US Supreme Court. As a sign that the US and Jesus have a “special relationship” he’ll not be [...]
It’s festival time in Edinburgh, so this week, I shared a taxi with…
and Sue Perkins.
Well, this is not strictly true. I was in the same cab as Chris and Sue, AFTER they had been in it. Oh, to think that my buttocks have rested on the same seat as [...]