Archive for October, 2014

October 25, 2014

They’re not silver. They’re grey.

One of the wonders of the modern world is the amount of choice available. If you can afford it. If you can afford a car, you can choose the colour. Or, depending how things work in your household, your partner chooses and you just go along with it for a bit of peace.

So why, oh why (and here you will note I use the Double Why phrase so beloved of frustrated people)… so why, oh why would anybody in this country buy a grey car? And they are grey. In the brochure it may say “silver”. It may say “titanium”. It may say “deep electric metallic shadow”. But it’s not. It’s grey.

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October 11, 2014

The Silent Rather A Lot

I have discovered an unpublished post. It’s like a movie plot… Indiana Jones And The Unpublished Post. Or perhaps it’s more like Time Team… you know, where there’s been a bit of wall under the soil for three thousand years and they only have three days to dig it up! How come they’re in such a hurry? It’s been there for three thousand years but they only get three days to investigate it. And they get so excited when they find a tiny piece of pottery – which instantly proves there was a village of ten thousand people here in 1327. I’m not sure that my little post meant for April 2012 is exciting as a tiny bit of pottery but here goes…

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October 5, 2014

I am now a Regular guy

When I was a kid, sometime during the late Jurassic Period, I used to go to the top of the street to visit the shop with my pocket money. I had a shilling. That’s the equivalent today of 27.5 million pounds. And I spent it all on chocolate. Lovely, lovely chocolate.

As I grew to be a man, my love of chocolate, like my deep felt admiration for Spider-Man, never wavered. Chocolate is wonderful, wonderful. And I filled my face with it. I started out as a skinny kid, and I went on to be a skinny guy.

But now my skinniness is no more. At least, when it comes to my waist. The rest of me is a reasonable shape but I now have what is termed in medical circles a podge.

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