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Problems with looking too old

What qualifications do you need to become a bouncer? I think it helps to be big, although I once witnessed a great spectacle in Kirkcaldy when a tiny woman strong-armed someone out the door when a fight was about to break out. Beyond that, I am not sure. I only ask because so often they […]

Muesli for the kids

Cereal is worthy but boring. Muesli is worthy but bo-oo-ring. Everyone knows that. So it always helps if a cereal has a good gimmick for the kids. I noticed last week that Dorset Cereals’ berries and cherries muesli turns the milk purple. There is untapped potential here. Marketing people, get your hats on!

The efficient electronic age

Yesterday I received a letter through the post. It was from my energy provider, congratulating me on choosing to manage my account online and ditch all of that paper nonsense.

Moving out

I am writing to you direct from my new flat. It has been a hectic week, trying to move up here at the same time as a particularly nasty cold snap has hit the UK, and the east of Scotland in particular. I was hoping to get the whole thing pretty much finished this week […]

Well that didn’t last long

Back already? Yes I am — sort of. It is typical of a “hiatus”. The actual hiatus (which officially began ten days ago) has been much shorted than the month-long awkward silence that preceded it. But I came to the conclusion quite quickly that I do want to continue blogging. I just don’t know how, […]

An explanation

You may have spotted that I haven’t blogged at all recently. A lot of stuff has happened in the world that you might have expected me to write about, and I haven’t. If you have been expecting something, sorry about that. There are a mixture of reasons for the lack of blogging. I have been […]

A confession

Despite my blog post on Saturday about why I was going to miss the Korean Grand Prix, I need to confess that I actually did end up watching it live! Not only did I sit through the pre-race coverage, into massively delayed start and then the entire race, but I also watched the BBC’s F1 […]

Endurance racing

At this time of year, it is often best to leave petrolheads alone. They may be tetchy. Perhaps they are a bit zombie-like. This section of the Formula 1 season, in mid-autumn, is the part that contains a lot of the “flyaway” races that take place in Asia. This means getting up at ridiculous hours, […]

Letting my Lib Dem membership lapse

A couple of weeks ago I allowed my membership of the Liberal Democrats to lapse. It is not that I have ripped up my membership card in disgust. Quite the opposite — I have found surprisingly little to be upset with the coalition government about. Nonetheless, I think governments are for opposing, not supporting. So […]

Becoming a car owner

A little milestone was passed this week when I bought my first car. I learnt to drive five years ago. I wasn’t the sort of person that started lessons as soon as I turned 17. I saw no need, and waited until I was 20. After passing my test, I don’t think I drove for […]