New Tories: Coalition of Utter Nutjobs and Tory Sanctimony

Hypocrisy seems such an innocent word now. Given that Theresa May and her be-suited coven are now so desperate for power that they will get into bed with the DUP, a party with honkingly appalling views, ('controversial' I believe is the accepted journalistic term). Such nasty anti human views that you would surely imagine not … Continue reading New Tories: Coalition of Utter Nutjobs and Tory Sanctimony

Donald Trump: Are there any shocks left?

Donald Trump flies into Scotland today, his red hatted man of the people posturing at the ready.  He is on a whistlestop tour to open a golf course in Turnberry, henceforth to be known as Trump Turnberry. In 2010, Mr Trump promised the people of Scotland he would ‘build the biggest golf course in the … Continue reading Donald Trump: Are there any shocks left?

That awful moment when you realise you can’t protect your child from pain and failure

The girl comes home from school her lip trembling.  I ask her if she’s ok and she says she’s fine.  We talk about school for a minute, then I repeat my question.  She repeats her answer a little louder and shrugs to her room. The girl is just twelve but has become very private recently.  … Continue reading That awful moment when you realise you can’t protect your child from pain and failure

Woman reported to police for not being sorry she had an abortion.

One of my earliest memories as a Catholic girl was the bi-yearly visit of The Society of the Protection of the Unborn Child.  In they would bustle, armed with large placards.  I remember mum glaring at me because I pointed to one and said ‘that lady looks like Dick Emery.’  They seemed less concerned with … Continue reading Woman reported to police for not being sorry she had an abortion.

A plagiarism on both your houses

Remember Dr Raj Persaud?  He used to be on television, a reliable, medically qualified psychiatrist who could explain complex medical issues on the Richard and Judy sofa, without sounding patronising.  He also presented, All in the Mind on Radio 4.  Then, in his book, On the Edge of the Couch, he admitted plagiarising Professor Thomas Blass, … Continue reading A plagiarism on both your houses

Sweary Sex Row and other Holiday Conflicts

Surprise!  Holidays can lead to rows, mainly due to expectations.  Of what – having a nice time?  Or the gap between hope and expectation.   What do couples on holiday row about?  The same stuff they row about at home – sex, money, food, tidiness, only with added heat, alcohol and togetherness. C and I don’t … Continue reading Sweary Sex Row and other Holiday Conflicts

I certify that I know this horrendously ugly person in the photo

 Renewing your passport is a bit of a pain.  You have to fill in the form in black ink – and of course there’s not a pen to be had in the house, despite buying 100 0000 pens a few weeks ago.  Then you have to sort out a photo that doesn’t make you resemble … Continue reading I certify that I know this horrendously ugly person in the photo