Monday, 17 December 2012

Hold On a Minute

There are many more bits of this over here.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Too Much Certainty, Too Few Teaspoons

(This is a very long post, but, as I'm going down the coast for a bit and then it's Christmas, it may have to last

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Freecycle and the Younger Generation

I have resisted my addiction to Freecycle for a long time now, but today I gave in. Once more I am glued to

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Tristram Shandy's Dad's Opinion

Inspired by this post at the incomparable Anecdotal Evidence blog, I have started reading Tristram Shandy

Monday, 10 December 2012

A Bit More

I've put three more bits of this over here.

Words and Phrases, a Continuing Series

I'm not sure the thing I'm objecting to today is actually a phrase so much as a franchise. It's certainly not a

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Tribbles and the Tin Man

Having headed a post 'The Name Game' yesterday, I was surprised to see this, on opening my daughter's

Saturday, 8 December 2012

The Name Game

It gave me a shock to meet a grown-up Merlin the other day. I remember when I first heard the name

Friday, 7 December 2012

More Quacking

The other day I had a bit of a moan about my experiences with efficient but rather chilly doctors.Then I

Thursday, 6 December 2012


In the 24 November, 2012 edition of The Week there is a page devoted to the new Archbishop of

Wednesday, 5 December 2012


Last night someone - not an Australian patriotic zealot, but an Austrian, I should point out - told me that

Tuesday, 4 December 2012


Having been literally overwhelmed by requests (if you consider 17 requests, not including friends and

Monday, 3 December 2012

Smear Tactics

Everyone's into smear these days - Conrad Black says it was smear that condemned him to the clink, our

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Not Quite Wasted

There are mornings when you wake up to find that overnight, rather than cooling down, it has somehow

Saturday, 1 December 2012

What He Said

Having bleated incoherently about the medical profession yesterday, I discovered this morning that DG