20160909 Sometimes even Trump can be right, ish

I'm almost embarrassed to say this but I think, if one picks one's way through the misogynistic, racist, bombastic, ignorant and arrogant bollocks that characterise Donald Trump's speeches and, worse, proposed policies, he does, sometimes, get something a bit right. But then he usually goes and spoils it by reverting to type.

20160728 Au revoir, la France. Je t'aime mais ....


I'm waiting for a ferry, sitting in my right hand drive car in a queue. My life as a resident of France is over.

I've sold the house, my French car (and Starfish's French car) and gone through the misery of deciding what boxes things were to go in and marking them for shipping to Starfish - once I find out exactly where she is. Until then, they will sit in a store awaiting instructions.

20160615 Sleeping your life away

My friend, Nigel, never moans about the shit in his life. He always sees the fun stuff, and as my readers will know, I have often leaned on his stories of how he has found laughter when things go wrong.

For the last two or three years, while he has continued to have "adventures," his life has been tainted by circumstances in which there was no humour.

20160524 Campaign for Real English

While we are fussing about Brexit, there is another, equally insidious attack on the fabric of society as we know it: the increasingly poor use of English in media and government, and the increasing adoption of derivative English into the core of English.

It's time to fight back. In conjunction with www.pleasebeinformed.com, the fight-back starts here.