Digital Watches with Calculators

Look, look, let’s just get this out of the way once and for all as I am a bit excited, I’ll mention it once and then -job done- I won’t go on about it ever again ok. Doctor Who, 50 year anniversary, unbelievable. It is really happening. That’s it,...
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Mad Person Magnet

Being (sorta) a writer us creative types look everywhere for inspiration, I hope I am not betraying any secret writer’s code here when I say that the real jackpot of mirth-source is the humble supermarket. Wow. Forget the Star Trek enterprise, the real cross-section of characters is right there...
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Super Frog

Echo echooo hello hello echooooo quack quack quack, ribbit ribbit ribbit big egg mayo sandwiches sandwiches sandwichessss echo (I am sure that –as we all do- every time you walk under a bridge you try out your animal echo noises?). Ribbiting makes the best echos. The wife is...
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Music Valium

Sometimes in this navel-fluff of a world one stumbles on a phenomenal discovery. Fun Fun Fun till daddy took the t-bird awayyyyyyy (repeat). I discovered something the other day that has without a doubt changed my life forever, and hopefully more people’s lives too when you read this....
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Inside Priscilla’s diary

Priscilla is my cat, she didn’t really get on with Colin, not many cats or people or anything did to be fair, then since Colin’s departing to cat-heaven (the string there is never-ending, the investigating endless, and the restaurants never close) she became the top cat, the big...
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The Bollardry Conspiracy

There is a conspiracy theory down my street that aliens are ritualistically knocking over the traffic island sign things in the middle of the road. In the morning when going jogging I regularly see the local council guy ‘Mrs Bloke’ (not a typo, this is really what he is called,...
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Look! Peter Davison INSIDE!

I was a sci-fi kid. Throw in a moon or some daleks, call a zone ‘twilight’, or chuck in Joanna Lumley in a blue dress with a telepathic bridge to the Invisible Man, and I was there. Everything that was sci-fi I would be into. Doctor Who (obviously) was the mainstay,...
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The Forsythe Dynasty

The reason the phrase ‘he didn’t suffer fools’ was invented could have been attributed to an old colleague of mine, let’s call him Bob (though his real name is Peter Burgersson). Every story Bob told ended with him screwing his face up with a kind of incredulous expression,...
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Colin (the cats)

I once awoke in a bar in Manila that was on fire (1998 in fact now you’re asking). At the time I didn’t laugh, but looking back, in retrospect, it probably was quite a funny situation. I had no idea how I got there or what I was...
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