Thursday, March 09, 2006
Wednesday, February 01, 2006
Just to be difficult...
After being challenged by Iain Dale I only managed 6 categories - but I do like to be different!
Seven things to do before I die
Visit every continent
Learn to fly
Get married (oops – 3 days time)
Work for myself
Break a world record
Publish a book
Hold a baby Orangutan
Seven things I cannot do
Drive without moaning at others
Admit I’m wrong quickly
Live without emails anymore
Be serious for too long
Sit still and do nothing
Seven things that attract me to England
Fish and chips
Football on a Saturday
Our sense of humour
Seven things I often say
Indicate you fool
For Gods sake
Yeah I know (in the style of Little Britain)
Seven songs I love
Misshapes Mistakes Misfits
Midnight train to Georgia
Winner takes it all
Scenes from an Italian restaurant
Don’t stop me now
Seven movies I watch over and over again
Coming to America
Well I don't live in Bradford!
Tuesday, January 31, 2006
The Right Grinds to a halt
Sunday, January 29, 2006
Please be seated.....but not yet
Now my recollection may not be what it used to be - or is it that I am so gobsmacked that I cant remember the exact words that made up the "story" in the Daily Mail on Saturday.
Apparently, not only has a certain fire service paid considerable amounst of money for reclining seats for the firemen to sit/sleep in (do nurses on call get such luxury?) - but apparently they arent allowed to use them until.... wait for it.... they have been trained to do so.
Surely everyone knows that blokes need no training using either reclining seats, remote controls, or opening bottles....... no those vacuum cleaners are another story.
Friday, January 27, 2006
Radio Ga Ga?
Hugh Muir writes,
"There comes a time when every invention comes into its own. Radar in the second world war; television during the coronation. Rejoice, then, about a meaningful use for the MP3 player with the advent of Tory Radio, a weekly podcast of interviews and news covering the progress of the Cameroonian revolution. It will be informative and modern, incisive and modern, provocative and ... well you know. This is surely what the iPod was destined for. Think about wandering down a country lane as John Redwood explains macroeconomics. Sheer bliss."
Sheer bliss indeed!
Make sure you register your interest at firstname.lastname@example.org
And please pay a visit to www.toryradio.com
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
May I draw your attention to
Scandals (not sandals) a plenty - and not just Lib Dems
I do wonder how many scandals are stored up for just the "right moment".
Two of my skeletons were being the second youngest candidate in the 97 election - for Jimmy Goldsmith, and also backing Lord Archers Mayoral campaign - not sure if they both equate to errors of judgement.
One good piece of judgement is getting married in 10 days time! And if you're reading this Julie - don't we have wedding songs to choose?
That will be me in the dog house again...... I probaly wont be allowed near a computer until after my honeymoon now!
Friday, January 20, 2006
Apparently the All Party Group on climate change are going to recommend that in an effort to encourage the use of energy efficient bulbs, taxes on those which are less efficient should gradually rise.
So a pensioner can soon look forward to paying more for their light bulbs - along with increases in electrcity prices.
Now here's a bright idea... why don't we look at ways of producing energy efficient light bulbs cheaper - and encourage their use that way....