Archive for the ‘Writing’ Category

As if my opinion of the British Royal Family could sink no lower, this weekend’s Fergie sting reaffirmed all of my republican sympathies and reignited my rampant enthusiasm for slashing the civil list. Literally days after Sarah Ferguson was filmed accepting a princely sum for hiring out her ex husband, our sovereign is trotting out […]


I’ve covered in some detail what to wear on Election Night, which is all well and good for feeling good on the outside, however, Election Night is a long, veritable marathon of polls, percentages and very dull talking heads – and sensible people such as myself aren’t likely to make it to the first announcements […]


The third and final Leaders Debate (I always worry about whether there ought to be an apostrophe in there somewhere… that is the pedantic editor in me talking) was shown on the BBC last night. It marks the end of the campaign for many as the postal votes have begun their Royal Mail journey home […]


Like I have so many subjects before, I have done an easy-to-digest guide to the Election from my point of view using the alphabet as a vehicle for my inane musings. A – Apathy. The single biggest decider in this election is apathy. With so many people feeling disenfranchised by Labour and untrusting of the […]


It is such a cliché to begin a piece with the sentence ‘with the election in full swing’ or ‘campaigning began in earnest’ – so I am going to use words to that effect. No I’m not, I’m just going to bite the bullet and jump on the bandwagon.  With the election in full swing, […]


A favourite Friday afternoon discussion at the office happens at around 2pm, after everybody has had lunch and the boss returns with our lottery syndicate numbers. Seven rows a week plus seven rows on the Euromillions if the motion is carried by a general consensus. The discussion is an orgy of greed, aspiration and gluttony. […]


Dubai Familiarity Trip 26th Feb – 03 Mar 2010 Courtesy of DTCM, we were invited as guests of the Dubai Government, Arabian Explorers and Virgin Atlantic to spend four full days on familiarity visits in hopes to enhance our understanding Dubai as a holiday destination, in particular for families. Here is my rather long account […]