As penance for yesterday’s grumpy post, here’s a video of a meerkat being tickled and loving or loathing it (I can’t decide which). [via HelloGiggles]
Charlie Brooker witing in The Guardian on “why I’m reducing my word emissions”: Everybody talking at once and all over each other; everyone on the planet typing words into their computers, for ever, like I’m doing now. I fail to see the point of roughly 98% of human communication at the moment, which indicates I need […]
Waitrose are pimping Heston’s salted caramel popcorn ice cream at the moment and they’ve got a recipe card out at the moment for Heston’s ice cream cranachan sundae. P picked up the recipe card, having heard me rave about the Crown cranachan I had a couple of months ago and A, not missing a trick, […]
All-inclusive holidays are great – you don’t have to worry about carrying money around for food and drinks or accidentally racking up a massive bill to pay off at the end of the holiday – but for a glutton like me, it’s pretty hard on the waistline. There’s two factors at play, at least for […]
Spitalfields Life has a lovely collection of photos taken, judging by the fashions, in the early 8os: Bob Mazzer On The Tube. Well worth a click-through and 2 minutes of your time if you’re a Londoner.
England is far from perfect but I still can’t think of any other country I’d rather live in at the moment. Particularly when you get conversations like the one I had last week in Turkey. Waiter: Where are you from? Me: London. Waiter: Really? Me: Yes. Well, now I live just outside London but I […]
Just heard this new track by Summer Camp on 6 Music and had to share it for its lovely sparkly shiny fabulousness.
Torturous teen. To think I once believed teen-rearing would be so easy; like most parents, I thought I had the “magic touch” that would make my own teenager be my pal instead of my enemy. No suck luck. Final paragraph of chapter 11 of Girlfriend in a Coma by Douglas Coupland Given how moody A […]
As I mentioned yesterday, I managed to get through three novels this holiday, which I believe is unprecedented, certainly in The Amélie Years. That said, when I was choosing the books to take, I deliberately chose relatively slim tomes, partly so they wouldn’t take up much luggage space or weight. The Great Gatsby, of […]