Thursday, 16 March 2017

I am Daddy

Fergus finally uttered the words every father, or at least every father who was born between 1970 and 1987, wants to hear. "Daddy", said he, "what does regret mean?"

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Thursday, 15 December 2016

Lack of doubt

In case there was any doubt that 2016 is the worst year ever this happens....


I'm afraid CHRISTMAS IS CANCELLED

Friday, 11 November 2016

Aftermath

More or less a holding position to collate some post-Trump / post-Brexit thinking that is worth reading


One thought from me is that it's obvious that globalisation, overall, has led to a significant increase in the standard of living of many, many people in the developing world. Which I think is a good thing. But I don't live in an area of the UK or the US where there are fewer and fewer well paid jobs, less and less job security and where wages, for those in work, are stagnant. (Actually, my wages are stagnant (or worse, due to as a result of the pay freeze, inflation, tax and National Insurance changes, reductions in bonuses and increases in pension contributions) since I'm a Civil Servant. But there are at least stagnant at a level which is generous compared to the 'average' person)

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Eerie parallel

Last time Kate was away in Morocco I went to bed safe in the knowledge I would awake to a sane decision by the electorate. Tonight I go to bed dreading the worst.

Monday, 29 August 2016

With extra sprinkles

I don't understand my wife. Really, I don't. She's bought a new washing-up brush ("Ultra grip jumbo brush" by Addis (since 1780)) but the old brush still has plenty of bristles on it. I reckon there's at least a decade of wear left in it.

(As a result of this post I've discovered that Addis is a local firm.

1780

Addis 1780Our time begins in 1780 when William Addis founded the company.
William Addis was the inventor of the toothbrush and he developed the first prototype from bone and horsehair for his personal use.
Realising the commercial potential of this everyday item production soon began in premises at Whitechapel, east London.
In 1796 production moved to larger premises and staff increased to meet demand with rent costing £34 per year.  As a result in 1840 ADDIS moves to larger premises in Radnor Street, Hoxton.

More at http://www.addis.co.uk/our-history )

Friday, 24 June 2016

Out

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