Two years after Lance Armstrong finally admitted to having systematically and for many years cheated by doping, he […]
How long is your working week? According to press reports, UK workers average 42 hours or more; according […]
Why are governments so obsessed with spending, budgets, and accounts? Most have taken to frequent announcements of intended […]
Switching from print to blog is a big step. Not only have I lost my editor, or rather […]
When you last walked a footpath (in the UK), do you remember its number? Yesterday, when walking up […]
Like many armchair and amateur meteorologists, I like comparing my expectations with those of the professionals. Just recently, […]
Wednesday, things started to go downhill.* It should have been straightforward: take my Dad (86 and fiercely independent) […]
Life has a strange sense of timing. Just a few hours before it was announced that MacUser was dead, I took delivery of a new Peugeot 3008. In retrospect, even if I had known of this imminent loss of income before I ordered the car, I think I would have still gone ahead. Now I am driving it, I am certain that I would.
It is a popular myth that the Guillotine was invented by Monsieur Guillotin, and that he later succumbed […]
Two pervasive problems make country walking unpleasant at this time of year (Jan-Feb): mud and fences. They are of course linked, because without fences there would be little mud, and without mud, fences would be less of a problem.