In defence of Prince Charles

Right, to lay out my position on the Royals. I'm pretty much neutral. I won't be bending the knee anytime soon, but I'm not calling for us to wheel out the guillotine. I think they seem nice enough people, if odd, and do some good work for the country, through charity and tourism, but I … Continue reading In defence of Prince Charles

Why I Don’t Care if I Have a Poor Work Ethic

I read an article recently about why people shouldn't feel guilty about leaving work on time. My reaction was surprise that someone would feel bad about that. For me I always want to finish on time, if not early, and if possible I like to walk out on the dot without a backward glance. Leaving … Continue reading Why I Don’t Care if I Have a Poor Work Ethic

Expensive labels: Fashion thoughts from a man in joggers

Watching golf on TV. The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Veganism. There are some things I just don't get. Probably the biggest is fashion and the industry that surrounds it. I get that clothes can be about expressing your individuality, beliefs (I own an anti-war shirt or two) or cultural allegiances (football shirts). It can show … Continue reading Expensive labels: Fashion thoughts from a man in joggers

Diana

In 1997, Princess Diana died. I was twelve at the time and even then I was mystified, creeped out and suspicious of the mass public grief that followed. It all seemed a bit showy, fake and self indulgent. Thousands flocked to Buckingham Palace to leave tributes and I found myself struggling to accept that a … Continue reading Diana

Soldiers are being investigated. This is not something to be mad about.

Apologies, this one is a bit of a rant. It was announced today that around 60 cases investigating unlawful killings by UK forces in Iraq have been dropped. This follows the MoD looking into it and deciding not to proceed in these cases (story here). This is of course good news for those involved, and … Continue reading Soldiers are being investigated. This is not something to be mad about.