Breaking News

I don’t have any, before you get excited.  It is just that the title seemed appropriate to the story. It was last Wednesday morning and my phone went off at 8am, which it does not do very often.  A quick glance showed it to be…

And one for yourself…

I am stood at the bar in Paddington station with half an hour to kill till my next train.  I may not have mentioned it much, but I am not drinking during January, so I have the embarrassment of ordering a mineral water to look…

Cock and Balls

I have travelled to or from most airports in the UK.  Most of the nine London airports, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Luton, and of course Birmingham International. It was this last airport that had my attention drawn to it by a friend who works as a…

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…

A message in seven characters or fewer

I do not see the point in personalised number plates.  I have mentioned them before, as they tend to adorn cars that could really have done with the few hundred pounds they cost, being spent elsewhere, like on clothes, personal hygiene products, or a frontal…

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…

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…

Padstein

We were on our way back from one one of Cornwall’s most famous golf courses, when Ickle suggested we should stop off somewhere for dinner. “Padstow is just down the road,” he said, “Rick Stein has got a quite famous fish and chip shop there?”…

In a hurry

Until some media mogul offers me a six-figure deal for the contents of this blog, and my additional life story (note to potential publishers – I am willing to include the life story bit for free), I will continue to use public transport. It is…