Hair Dye

I do not know any men that dye their hair.  At least, I do not think I do.  I have always assumed that if a man dyes his hair, he would be quite good at it, seeing as hiding the fact that you are dying…

Beating inflation

Consumer inflation in the UK has reached 5.2%. This is just another sign that the country is going to the dogs.  With the credit crunch biting, the housing market stagnant at best, and the price of every day commodities rising faster than at any point…

Petrol prices

I am in the fortunate position that I do not have to drive anywhere near as often as I used to.  Getting through a couple of tanks of petrol a week was not unheard of in my last role. Therefore I have not been hit…

Another retraction

I rarely make mistakes. But when I do, I do tend to make an awful lot of them at once, and all about the same thing. After posting a retraction just a few short days ago after mistakenly thinking I had eaten at Giraffe, it…

A Retraction

I rarely make mistakes. When I do, I tend to deal with them like a mature adult and ignore them in the hope that they will go away.  But sometimes, as in this case, someone will pop into my comments box and point out my…

Breakfast at Terminal 1

Having finally made my way airside, I had a small amount of time to get something to eat before boarding my flight.  It was still early, so I fancied a light breakfast. I took a seat in The Tin Goose pub /  Restaurant and perused…

Super-fast on-line bag check

In this world of ever increasing efficiencies, time saving innovations, and stuff that goes quicker, it is not unusual for me to be impressed by something designed to make my life easier. Which is why I was pleased to receive an email from the airline…

Shortchanged

As Uncles go, I am a pretty damn good one. I recently visited my young nephews, who are 4 and 2 respectively.  This is good news because they are reaching that age where they finally understand the concept of having their affections bought and paid…

Drinks

One of the problems about organising a holiday for twenty-four adult males, is that they regress into their childhood selves and come to you with issues they would normally resolve themselves quite easily. As a result, my first few drinks of each evening tended to…

The coach driver

With twenty four in our group, the only sensible option for transporting us to the golf club each day, was a coach.  Which we duly hired in advance, like any sensible northern European. Now, the thing about Spanish coach companies is that they tend to…