Monthly Archives: March 2020

Remember when cigarettes were good for you?

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Book Review: Thomas Penn ~ The Brothers York: An English Tragedy (2019)

Thomas Penn’s day has come! Who’d have thought an academic work on the York brothers would be of the moment? Well he has Hilary Mantel to thank. She’s turbo-charged medieval history into a central position with her Thomas Cromwell trilogy. … Continue reading

Posted in History, Literature, Politics, Review, War | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Washing on the Front Room Table

Just before bedtime, We boys had to be washed The bowl of hot water, soap, flannel and towel On the table, waiting for each boy Dad would select one of us Never the same one twice, in line A soaped … Continue reading

Posted in Autobiography, education, Health, Poetry | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Get your cure where you can

Posted in Humour, photography | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Helen Cresswell ~ Bagthorpes Unlimited (1978)

Coronavirus fatigue makes you want a laugh, a ‘laugh out loud’ laugh. Helen Cresswell’s series The Bagthorpe Saga was my first point of call. Bagthorpes Unlimited is her third book and is a total joy from start to finish. The … Continue reading

Posted in Humour, Literature, Review | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A couple of drinks at the Ritz

Gordon and his wife went to the Ritz where they had a whiskey and a gin and tonic. After sitting for a while enjoying the ambience they decided to leave. Gordon called over the waiter to settle his bill. He … Continue reading

Posted in Finance, Humour | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Mount Everest as a business


Posted in Economics, Mathematics, Politics, statistics | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Elderly Prisoners, Over-crowded Prisons and the Coronavirus Pandemic

‘Prisons designed for fit, young men must adjust to the largely unexpected and unplanned roles of care home and even hospice. Increasingly, prison staff are having to manage not just ageing prisoners and their age-related conditions, but also the end … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Politics, Prison, Prison reform, statistics | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Wine and social class

Richard M.

Posted in Humour | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Russell Howard on gay marriage

“You hear all these dickheads, ‘Gay marriage is not natural!’ Neither’s marriage! Humans are the only ones that have weddings. I’ve never seen a duck dressed as a vicar.” Chris

Posted in Humour | Tagged , , | 2 Comments