Why the drivers are right to kick up a fuss

In the past couple of weeks the Super License row has blown up again. After this year’s bill landed on the drivers’ doormat, there were more rumblings of a possible drivers’ strike. This was said to be a prospect at the 2008 British Grand Prix, but in the end nothing came of it and the […]

Identity crisis

One widespread criticism of Woolworths was that its stores were in bad nick. There’s no question that a lot of buildings were old and hadn’t really been looked after properly. The labyrinthine stockrooms of the Leith store had to be seen to be believed! But I never saw Woolworths stores as particularly drab. What perhaps […]

Showing your support — F1 teams and merchandise

About a month ago Craig at Craigblog wrote a post about F1 merchandise. It was quite a coincidence because at the same time I was on the verge of buying the first piece of F1 merchandise I had bought for a very long time. Since the turn of the decade I have watched Formula 1 […]

The retirement of David Coulthard

Yesterday David Coulthard announced that he will retire from Formula 1 at the end of this season. Craig has expressed his disappointment. And as a Scot, I feel a bit of sadness that a nation which has produced two of the greatest grand prix drivers of all time — Jackie Stewart and Jim Clark — […]

Why the Eurovision bloc voting theory is bogus

How Terry Wogan sees Europe So, yet another Eurovision Song Contest, and get another round of chest-beating and sour grapes from people who think that the reason the UK came last was because of a Europe-wide conspiracy against us and in favour of any of those commies to the east. Every year the protests seem […]

5–0 at half time

5–0 at half time. And Scotland usually embarrass themselves against the Faroe Islands. This is just as well — we need all the goals we can get when, as Garry notes, we have a World Cup quarter finalist and both World Cup finallists in our group. And only two go through.

Yawn, another post about my sleeping patterns. Sorry

I’ve just bought a new alarm clock. Every alarm clock I’ve ever owned has broken. I did have one of those really cheap ones you get out of Argos, but one day the hands stopped moving. Eventually they also began to droop down, leaving gravity to dictate the time. It was permanently 6:30. Useless. So […]

Beauty in Glasgow

I went through to Glasgow with my parents today, which is why I’m a bit too tired to blog properly. We went to see Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s House for an Art Lover. For those who don’t know (like me before I was dragged along), it was an entry into a sort of ‘dream house’ kind […]

Scottish political blogging exists after all

Ever found it difficult to find good Scottish political blogs? I know I did at first. But gradually I found that they were there to be discovered. It’s just that you need to dig pretty deep to find it. Well a new blog aims to change that. Scottish Political Blogs Review has been on the […]

Not cool

I’ve not had much energy for blogging over the past couple of days. The weather for the past three days has been incredibly bad. Far too hot and humid. Especially sitting here at the computer, which is at the top of the house, but in the middle, with no windows. It feels like all the […]