The Hospital

My friend TOWTAL (The One Who Talks A Lot) is in hospital with a broken leg and ankle, sustained whilst playing football on Saturday. This meant a trip to the hospital on Sunday to visit him after his ankle had been pinned. I don’t like…

I only wanted a stamp

Following the guilt trip I had been enjoying since telling you all about the conversation with my mother last week, I did something nice.  I took the time to print off some family photos for her that I had taken during the Christmas holidays.  I…

Indoor rowing

There is a rumour going around that this year’s Superstars competition will include a rowing event.  Not on actual water, but on one of those indoor rowing machines. This is not particularly good news, as I never use a rowing machine, and I assume there…

Bigging it up

All around the world there are species of animal on the verge of extinction.  This is a shame, especially when man has had an effect on the species’ survival.  They really should look to stop what this man is doing.   He is causing a lot…

What my town needs

I am a big fan of that there Facebook.  I am on it, this website is on it, the podcast is on it.  Even my own little group to stop all DEATH is on it. I am particularly impressed when I see people shunning the…

New Year Sales

“So you’re absolutely positive it hasn’t been opened, and that there’s nothing damaged or missing?” “Yes.” “Would you be willing to put that in writing?” This was an unusual end to a conversation held with a B&Q employee during the January sales.  But it was…

The Sole Assailant

Outgoing US President George W Bush’s recent flying visit to Iraq was dramatically improved by a brief incident during a press conference.  An Iraqi reporter threw a shoe at him.  Technically, I suppose he threw two shoes at him, but it was the first one…

Toilet Humour

Anyone who has listened to even a few minutes of one of the podcasts will know that I can not resist making a cheap knob gag.  It is the way my brain is wired.  Some people can complete Sudoku puzzles after looking at them for…

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…

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…