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
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
I've not long woken up and am feeling incredibly bleurgh, so forgive me if I ramble. This is because I stayed up far too late watching the Superbowl last night. And it wasn't worth it. Don't worry I'm not going to trot out the usual stupid British criticisms of "Rugby players don't need those pads" … Continue reading Superbowl LI: Meh.
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
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
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.
HRH Harry was for quite a long time my favourite of the Royal Family. He liked a drink and a good time, he did stupid things and was pretty open about his dislike for the press, plus he seemed charming enough. He even got a hug off a woman who'd campaigned to reject the Royal … Continue reading Me vs Prince Harry
I was on the Huffington Post page today, checking in on the news and at the top of the page was an advert for Amazon's Boxing Day sale. This is common enough, and I quite like the January sales, you have Christmas money to burn and there's always one item from your wishlist that Santa … Continue reading Yule Log-In
Mum, if the title wasn't enough of a clue, this post ain't for you. Tuesday was a bad day for British smut fans as new guidelines set out by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) set out some strong rules for what isn't going to be allowed in UK made adult movies. Bearing in … Continue reading No kinky sex, please, we’re British
The title should be enough, but if you're still with me, don't read on Mum. Disclaimer: When I use the term "porn" in this blog I am of course referring to sexual materials featuring consenting adults. That's fine in my book, anything involving people who aren't consenting adults is of course wrong and a far … Continue reading Is watching porn cheating?…..Um, no.