Hello, Gregory. I see you’ve left the tennis club ? Yup. Got fed up with them all. Oh ! They seem a pretty decent crowd to me. What ? Everything decided by the gents in the bar. Committee totally ignored and not even elected anyway ! Totally undemocratic. I’ve been complaining about it for years.… Read More »
Some people who advocate remaining in the European Union say that we should not only be “IN” but that we should lead it . . .
Michael Portillo has just finished another of his railway journeyings – this time around the eastern USA using a new old guide – Appletons. These programmes – there have been several series so far – always leave me puzzled and dissatisfied. But why ? The conceit upon which the series is based is that Michael Portillo… Read More »
Sir Terry Wogan has died, aged 77, of cancer so we are told. I remember him well for his record programme years ago and I enjoyed his apposite remarks about the march of the traffic cones. I cannot remember when that was but I suspect it must have been back in the 1970s. BBC Radio… Read More »
PING ! Mr. Payshent. Dr. Killin. Room 35. Tap, tap. Come in ! Morning Doctor. I trust I find you well ? Yes, thank you. Have a seat. Now what can I do for you ? Doctor peers at computer screen . .… Read More »
I am fed up to the back teeth with coffee in cafes ! You are ? Yes I am. Totally fed up. What’s brought this on all of a sudden ? The Lunchbox. That nice little place ? Usually very good. Whatever did they do wrong ? I went in for a coffee and a… Read More »
The snooker players bend them selves into all sorts of attitudes, squint along their cues, and pop the balls into the pockets around the table edge. And then that man in the dinner jacket promptly inserts his hand, retrieves the ball, wipes it as though it is contaminated, and replaces it oh-so-carefully on the table,… Read More »
“Look at him ! Oh bless him ! See the way he gets about ! Marvellous !” “Yes, I love the way he walks with his legs apart so” “And his arms held out . . . !” “Helps him to keep his balance . . .” “See the way he holds on to things… Read More »
Get’s you right there doesn’t it ?