Private eye

I’m a teensy bit under the weather today so am using that as an excuse to spend (waste) some time on Twitter. I found a … Read more

Fair share

In the last seven days, I’ve told complete strangers the following seven things: I’m nursing a celebrity crush on Michael Bublé I hate flying American … Read more

The plan

As we approach the end of 2008, I, like may others, am inevitably evaluating the year gone by. 2005 was inconsequential, hence my vow to … Read more


I’ve been meaning to write about Rhys Jones and the sentencing of his killer for a few days now. For those of you unfamiliar with … Read more

Under pressure

Contrary to the post title, I’m not actually under pressure of any sort, which is kind of the problem. You see, I need pressure to … Read more

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/* Since starting this blog almost two years ago, I’ve been asked many a time to enable comments. I have chosen not to for a … Read more

I’m still here

No, I haven’t been Killed In Action; I’ve been on hold with British Gas. No, seriously, I have been on hold with British Gas for … Read more

I need a new man

So. Post-Schumacher Formula 1. It’s just not happening for me. I told myself that I love the sport and it’ll do just fine without Schumacher, … Read more


“I don’t use social networking sites,” I say, haughtily. My friend shakes her head vehemently. “Why are you so snobby about them anyway?” she asks. … Read more

A quick tribute

Depressed about: Michael Schumacher losing out on his eighth world championship. Yes, he lost but he was certainly not the loser. His last grand prix … Read more


My joy about Schumacher equalising with Alonso came to a bitter end yesterday when he retired from the Japanese F1 race. Usually when I’m set … Read more


I’m often castigated for my zero-tolerance attitude towards smoking. People start quoting Niemöller at me (“First they came for the ‘smokers’ and I said nothing…”) … Read more

Two princes

As I was getting ready for work this morning, I had a sudden urge to listen to Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson. I … Read more

What is it good for?

I am dreading another picture of a war-torn land; the one picture that will make me stop and stare, transfixed, letting it darken something inside … Read more