Arsenal

Arsenal

My brother is a lifelong Arsenal fan. 10 years ago he conducted a ruthless campaign of text-bombing me with Arsenal facts, thoughts and hopes until I capitulated. He knows how much I hate being in a conversation where I know nothing about the subject at hand, so he...
Giraffes

Giraffes

Giraffes are magnificent. Why are there no religions centred around Giraffes? – It seems manifestly wrong. Giraffes are infinitely superior visually in all ways to zebras. I have been watching the James Patterson inspired TV series Zoo which is shaping up to be...
mum @ paignton

mum @ paignton

It’s de rigeur for us to enjoy the faded splendor of Paignton beach if I visit in the summer. As well as the joy of deckchairs and crab sandwiches, there is now the added theatre of the attack seagulls who like to swoop down to steal food – they are not...
Dough is me

Dough is me

Christmas Day, and my brother wants me to watch his new DVD, excited i agree. – could it be a new scifi film, or an obscure but brilliant history or science documentary he has discovered, or something equally as edifying? BTW, the moral is that if a family...
lies and other stories

lies and other stories

One of the 51 year old twins, who will forever be half of the “Starck girls” of my youth, gets on the bus and proceeds to tell everyone – loudly – the exact price of all of her shopping, what she bought for whom and why, and how she ran out of...