The Christmas Song You didn’t know the name, right? Pretty much no one knows the name (bit of a fail there by the writers to start with). But pretty much everyone knows the lyrics. ‘Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…’ I get foolishly nostagic over chestnuts. Despite the massive disappointment that ensues. It was fun, … Continue reading Worst Christmas songs ever?
Rain, rain, go away… this poor blog has been massively neglected. But it has been a rubbish year for gardens. Spring was cold, and the cold spell dragged on and on, putting everything well behind. Summer was indifferent. There was a dry spell in September, but lots of cloud, and little sun to ripen fruit. … Continue reading What a wash-out!
There may not be any official rules of TV drama series, but 'formula' doesn't have the same ring about it! In the wrong job The police are rarely able to solve crimes, unless it is a show about the police. Otherwise, they will be bumbling about, arresting the wrong person. The crime will be solved … Continue reading Rules of TV drama series
The spilled milk (well, coffee) Last Thursday morning got off a great start when I knocked a cup of coffee over, all over my bedroom carpet, when I was in a hurry to go out. A cup of milk would have been more traditional for what followed. Because I had a job interview last Thursday, … Continue reading Of spilled milk and the joys of spring
Remembrance Sunday this year falls on Armistice Day. Which also happens to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. There is a motto: Lest we forget. Here’s a reminder of a few men who paid the ultimate price in the two World Wars. With great respect for all those killed on … Continue reading Roll of Honour – lest we forget
Bohemian Rhapsody, the movie, was released in cinemas here in the UK a few days ago. I went to see it yesterday. I did look at a few reviews. But decided to make my own mind up. Queen were the first band I ever got into and there's always something special about one's first love, … Continue reading Bohemian Rhapsody – critics should lighten up
How often should I post on my blog? Thoughts, facts, and some common sense. Some of us set up blogs for fun, some for the challenge, some because we have something we want to share with the world, some in the hope of making money. (This post is part of Changing Lemons’ ‘be nice’ ethos). … Continue reading How often should I post on my blog?
Looking for a new job can be a daunting and dispiriting experience. Understanding how the system works is a case of 'forewarned, forearmed'. Even if the armour is purely defensive. It's a crowded market Job agencies try to entice applicants with jolly adverts about not judging by appearance, and how there are loads of employers … Continue reading Truth about job agencies
In a world of extremes, here's to the middle-of-the-road, the average, the tolerant, and the nice. It’s Good Friday and people who gave up something for Lent will be looking forward to indulging in it again in a couple of days! I’ve only ever done it once before this year. A friend decided to give … Continue reading Let’s celebrate moderation
Ever deleted a Facebook account? Assume that means it's dead and buried? Ever seen a vampire movie?! With all the fuss currently about Facebook, I was surprised the other day to get an email addressed to me by name saying ‘It looks like you're having trouble logging into Facebook. Just click the button below and … Continue reading Facebook and the undead account