Yearly Archives: 2009

Encounters with the police

Once, when I was about 15, I was out getting up to what 15 year olds do. Namely out drinking. Being honest, we weren’t causing trouble, we weren’t particulary loud, and it wasn’t very late, no later than 21:00. Other

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Office Life

I really object to the labelling things you put in the fridge mentality. It only happens in two places, student houses and offices, to somehow stop people stealing/”borrowing” your food. I don’t name my stuff, yes it gets borrowed, yes

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Banksy Exhibition

In a thinking outside the box moment I decided I would try and avoid the 2-3 hour queue for the Banksy exhibition by turning up 2.5 hours before it opened. It made sense in my head at the time. There

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In loving memory

Tricia Clegg 6th February 1957 – 16th July 2009 The last time I saw Mum I was complaining about comedians who pun. I’m sure if I hadn’t stopped myself talking she would have listened for hours. Mum always had endless

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Veganism

My wife recently announced she intends to go vegan. While walking round the supermarket aisles she marvels that there’s food she’ll be allowed to eat. “congratulations, you’ve chosen a diet where you’re amazed you’re not going to starve to death.”

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Film reviews: Chick flicks and Spiderman 3

Over the last few days I have ended up watching films against my will. I’ll start with Spiderman 3: I give the film 5 fists out of 5. These are not fists of glory, but of how punchable Toby Macguire

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Guess the car

When driving out of work to lunch I pulled out behind a car followed by a bug quarry lorry/dump truck in a 40mph zone. The car was going so slowly that the dump truck actually overtook it. You probably wouldn’t

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