Wednesday, September 07, 2016

The problem with blogging

It requires commitment. And thought. There's so much competition around these days - so many people throwing out a witty bon mot. 

If only it required The Commitments then that would be fine. Now that was a movie

Monday, August 29, 2016

Nominative determinism

Today is the start of a new term, and the kids are getting to know new classmates. We got the list of names through last week, and one jumped off the page.

Alia Akbar.

Whoops. I reckon the teachers will keep a close eye on her as that's a name you don't want to have to shout out at a bus or train station on a school trip!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

The Daily Mail

Unbelievable as this may appear to be, it seems the Daily Mail is now a mouthpiece for the Chinese Communist Party -

Wednesday, May 11, 2016


Amazing announcements from NASA that they've found oxygen on Mars, and also found over 1,000 "exoplanets" that might harbour life.

Brings to mind the Monty Python song......  You'd better hope that there's intelligent life somewhere out in space, because there's bugger all down here on earth.....

Monday, March 28, 2016

Eiffel Tower

Wonder whether they'll light it up with the colours of the Pakistan flag?

Saturday, March 19, 2016


Russia pulls out of Syria just as the budget starts to get really tight....  Coincidence? Methinks not. They're screwed and have to tighten their belts. 


Sums it up perfectly

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Rugby World Cup

I've said it before and I'll say it again - The only thing better than watching Scotland lose is watching Scotland lose in the last minute to a dodgy refereeing call.

Finally something at RWC2015 has put a smile on my face