Hot weather

OK, I realise I’m on the wrong side of a losing battle here, but hear me out… To begin, some context. I live in the UK, so when I say ‘hot weather’ I am referring to a prolonged period of

Hot weather

OK, I realise I’m on the wrong side of a losing battle here, but hear me out… To begin, some context. I live in the UK, so when I say ‘hot weather’ I am referring to a prolonged period of

GP receptionists

Are you unhelpful and patronising? Do you revel in the discomfort of others? Do you harbour a barely disguised assertion that you are better than the rest of humanity (who you mentally refer to as “scum”)? Would you like to

GP receptionists

Are you unhelpful and patronising? Do you revel in the discomfort of others? Do you harbour a barely disguised assertion that you are better than the rest of humanity (who you mentally refer to as “scum”)? Would you like to

People that refer to a cold as “the flu”

Whether the result of misplaced guilt, a fear of being perceived as weak, or the paranoia of being labelled a lazy ne’er-do-well, right now up and down the country people are knowingly misdiagnosing themselves in a failed and pointless attempt

People that refer to a cold as “the flu”

Whether the result of misplaced guilt, a fear of being perceived as weak, or the paranoia of being labelled a lazy ne’er-do-well, right now up and down the country people are knowingly misdiagnosing themselves in a failed and pointless attempt

People queuing at the gate before getting on their plane

I’m not including budget flights here, where there is certainly an advantage to getting on the plane as early as possible in order to get a decent seat or to ensure you’re sitting next to anyone you’re travelling with. No,

People queuing at the gate before getting on their plane

I’m not including budget flights here, where there is certainly an advantage to getting on the plane as early as possible in order to get a decent seat or to ensure you’re sitting next to anyone you’re travelling with. No,

Audiences clapping along to music

Hello, how are you? (Don’t answer that out loud – I can’t hear you) Well, it’s been a while. Between Christmas infiltrating my life with its tinselly tendrils, and my place of employ working me harder than a ex-Radio 1

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Audiences clapping along to music

Hello, how are you? (Don’t answer that out loud – I can’t hear you) Well, it’s been a while. Between Christmas infiltrating my life with its tinselly tendrils, and my place of employ working me harder than a ex-Radio 1

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Chocolate advent calendars

This is going to veer dangerously close to “when I was a lad” territory but I’ll do my best to avoid it. Oh sod it… When I was a lad the advent calendar was a rather special and magical thing.

Chocolate advent calendars

This is going to veer dangerously close to “when I was a lad” territory but I’ll do my best to avoid it. Oh sod it… When I was a lad the advent calendar was a rather special and magical thing.

The 3-month build-up to Christmas

Apologies for the recent lack of blogging, but I’ve been doing the kind of hours at work that have made my family suspect I may be doing a bit of sweat shopping on the side. And I’m not the only

The 3-month build-up to Christmas

Apologies for the recent lack of blogging, but I’ve been doing the kind of hours at work that have made my family suspect I may be doing a bit of sweat shopping on the side. And I’m not the only