Growing up in Australia in the 80s we only had about 5 flavours of crisps. And, of course, we called them chips. Plain, Chicken, Salt & Vinegar, Cheese & Onion, and BBQ. And there were really only 2 brands to
It all seems so obvious, until you ask someone.
I’ve got something of a fixation with plumbing interfaces. Growing up I became fairly accustomed to the standard arrangement of hot/cold shower and bath taps, or in the case of the 2nd bathroom at Mum & Dad’s place, an extra
A great man
My Dad passed away on November 7th following a short and fairly unexpected battle with cancer. We had his funeral on Friday the 14th and though we’re all sad that he’s gone, everyone’s been saying that they thought it was
Let’s raise a glass to The Gunmakers
Saturday September 6th 2014 was an important day. I was away at Maltstock in The Netherlands (one of the best whisky festivals on the planet), but my mind was frequently on a little back-street pub in Clerkenwell – The Gunmakers.
£1000 worth of hair
I may have mentioned in passing (17 or 18 times) that this year I’ve been involved in the Movember charity cause… So this year’s goal for me was to try to collect £1000 in donations, and to up the stakes
That bwessed awwangement. That dweam wivin a dweam.
There’s a chap in South Australia by the name of Ryan (pictured – yes, he’s just a floating head), who I’ve known since I was about 4 years old, and who is a bit of an expert at putting words
The biggest bong known to man
Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Y’know sometimes when you do something which is just straight-out cool, and you know you’re gonna remember for the rest of your life? Well, that! I read on the HIGHLY EXCELLENT “Ian Visits” blog that it’s possible to arrange
This whole “hankywaving” malarkey – what’s all that about?
Recently somebody asked me how I got into morris dancing. Well, I recognise a decent opportunity for a blog post when I see one…
2006-01-30 : If I had a hammer…
Tolerance is a beautiful and commendable thing. There should be more of it – if there were I’m sure the world would be a better place. However we’re never going to reach such an ideal & placid utopian existence so
2004-04-06 : Night of the Screaming Livers
Whooooa boy oh boy oh boy – what a way to go, eh ? In order to get rid of my fairly extensive collection of Scotch, I decided to get a few people who have a deep & moving love