• Life
  • The only constant is change

    gone wrong - 1

    Over the last twenty years I have somehow managed to survive countless rounds of redundancy (I am not entirely sure how to be honest), but needless to say the company has regular seasonal purges and sheds staff like a labrador sheds fur. This year there was yet another round. I, once again have escaped but […]

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  • On hunting big game


    Recently there has been a lot of press regarding rich people (mainly from ‘murica) going to Africa specifically to kill large (not so) game animals. Highlights of this ‘sport’ are a wealthy dentist (there are such things?) and some other silly tarts thought it would be a great idea after they had killed these beasts on […]

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  • Foreigner in my own country


    As I sit here on the train to Liverpool Street, I can hear many voices of fellow travellers and it occurs to me none of them are speaking English. There’s Spanish, various forms of Asian languages, dialects that sound like Russian (they could be Latvian or Ukraine however). An so I’m sitting wondering what happened […]

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  • Been a bit busy


    So it’s been a while! Over a year. Lots have happened. We now have dogs, two Labrador puppies (well not so much now) The kids are grown or growing up fast. This year they will be 21 and 16. Goodness I feel ancient. I am still at the same company and at long last we […]

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  • Protests worldwide

    The people (proletariat?) seem to have had enough with the rich living off the cream while the other 99.99% of us get skimmed milk. I particularly love this reaction to Chilian soldiers at one demonstration: A demonstrator pulls down his pants in front of riot police during a 48-hour national strike in Santiago on August […]

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  • A year to go until my holiday (apparently)

    Not that I am going anywhere in particular, just away to avoid the embarrasing 2012 Olympics in my home town, London. The traffic will be obscene, the tube trains will grind to a halt and work will be unbearable as news organisations always are every four years – this time especially so with it being […]