Humbug

Today we went to the Dickens World exhibition in Chatham. Yes I am wild, feral even. I had high hopes, media coverage had been positive, I like Dickens, I know less about him than I’d like and hell there was hope of hilarious hi-jinks that I might write about here. […]

Robots in disguise…

So it’s my birthday. I was treated to what can only be described as a breakfast banquet by G consisting of all my favourites: eggs, bacon, sausage, mushrooms, fried potatoes, toast with marmalade, fresh black coffee and orange juice. All served by a beautiful woman, life doesn’t get much better […]

Gurn with the wind

“If the wind changes your face will stay like that,” said G to me from across the table. My Gurn is an improvement, many would say, but one that merely left the waitress who was passing at the time bemused and thinking it was time to stop serving me Coronas. […]

They saw me coming…

My car hates me. It was MOT time yesterday and I think Ford saw me coming: £600 (ouch!). What was done includes a pretty innocuous list: – Computer calibration (didn’t know it had one) – Headlight settings (you mean it’s not my wit dazzling the other drivers?) – Anti-roll bar […]

Driving along in my automobile…

Back in London now. Seems I spent most of the weekend driving racking up an impressive 600 miles, although I’m probably going to regret that when the car is serviced tomorrow. Drove into the mountains for the second time yesterday to see friends – which was lovely – but I realised, after a fascinating […]

In which I annoy people of note and fame…

Just got back from Hay-on-Wye having decided with S – at two in the morning whilst she was drunk and I was suffering from sleep deprivation – it didn’t matter that we had missed out on tickets. If Neil G was going to be there then we were going to. […]

The Paris Incident

At the sister’s recent nuptials The Paris Incident came up again and a number of people asked what happened. As funny as the incident was in retrospect telling the same story numerous times got old kind of quickly so for those who haven’t heard it. Here is the tale in […]

To blog or not to blog…

Well hello there, and welcome to “The other side of the river”. This is my first entry but stick with me and things should get more interesting or at least a bit funnier, I can usually be relied on to have a disaster with a humorous climax on a fairly […]