Saturday, March 11, 2006

The National Forest

Twice recently it has been my pleasure to drive in a north easterly direction on the picturesque M42 through our National Forest proclaimed proudly by a large sign. Lovely!

No, I didn't know it was there either.

How encouraging to be living so close to this national treasure, a large forest in the heart of the midlands.

Except it's not.

It's just, er, scrubland around Birmingham.

Read more about it here.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Don't Invest in a Tessa

Maybe she is a lovely person. Maybe she is hardworking, dedicated and uncorruptable. Maybe the money was a gift and he never told her about it. Maybe she trusted him and signed anything put in front of her by him without question.


Maybe it's my current situation, but I feel uncomfortable about having someone in Keir Hardie's Labour Party having so much money that, for them, half a million quid is neither here nor there.

I was trying to articulate this point at a curry on Friday night when the perceptive one said "You mean you can't square it with the Labour Movement".

Bloody right I can't.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006


Have you ever noticed that no matter how large a campsite you stay in, no two caravans are exactly the same?

What's going on there?