- Mainstream media cover-up – we reveal the truth!
- “Scandaliser est un droit. Être scandalisé est un plaisir.” ― Pasolini, Pier Paolo
- RIP Natives
- Seasons in the (setting) sun
- It’s camping Jim, but not as we know it
- Foot in the crosshairs ……… fire!
- Ski gear for the worried well
- Caning the credit card
- Fashionista fail
- Ski scam of the week!
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Now, you can call me old fashioned if you like, but I’ve always been under the impression that for information to call itself ‘news’, it has to be kind of …. err ….. new. Ish. Certainly fairly recent. Definitely not … Continue reading
Oh shit, is it winter already? Bugger. That’s what you get for signing up for a so-called ‘summer’ season which doesn’t finish until after the bloody ski show. What was I thinking about? I’d like to say it was some … Continue reading
Winter seems to be upon us once again, the telltale signs being ski and board shows in London, online over-excitement following occasional snowflakes spotted on resort webcams, and stupid articles in the national press, a sector which seems to be … Continue reading
I thought I more or less had this covered in last year’s post, but now that the festive hordes have finally turned up after a Christmas presumably spent stuffing their faces at home with the family, it would appear that … Continue reading
Interseason is holiday time, and once again rather than heading for the exotics we find ourselves back in Blighty, this time driving round Wolverhampton on a Saturday afternoon when the local footy team is playing at home, looking for a … Continue reading
Back in the day, branding was something you did to livestock and slaves. And they didn’t like it much either, what with the hot irons, excruciating pain and spending the rest of your life being tagged as mere property. (Not that … Continue reading
Our annual smugfest regarding Britain’s pathetic inability to get to grips with winter seems to have arrived early this year, with a dusting of snow across much of Blighty resulting in the usual hysterics followed by hand-wringing. Pity really, as … Continue reading
I gather from reports in the likes of the Daily Mail (and even the serious press from time to time) that education is going to the dogs. Modern children don’t know their algebra from their elbow, proper sciences have been … Continue reading
Now, I might as well put my hand up to being unemployed at this precise moment, failing to offer the taxpayer ‘best value’ and possibly even sponging off the state as a ‘lifestyle choice’ (although I do look at the … Continue reading