Mum’s Trip

In July 2015 my Mum was scheduled to fly over from Adelaide and stay with us here in Bristol for a couple of months, because it’s nice to get away – especially in winter. In May 2015 one morning I woke up and immediately knew something was wrong, and confirmed …

Beer steps

I’m usually pretty cynical about the effect of online petitions, however one turned up in my inbox this morning through the form of a blogpost by the excellent beer writer: Mr Pete Brown.  The matter in question is that of the UK’s “beer duty escalator”: a tax measure implemented by …

‘Tis the season for upper-lip hair – Movember Is Imminent

Mid October already?! Well, as anyone who’s known me for any length of time will be able to tell you, that time coincides with only one thing: the preparatory phases for… MOVEMBER Starting on October 31st with a clean-shaven face, then participants in Movember grow as much of a moustache …

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