Phew what a scorcher…

The famous headline apparently was never used in quite quite that form which is a bit of a blow, but it’s certainly been quoted as such ever since.  And (as… Read more »

Blue is the colour….

  David Mitchell commented in the Observer on 1 April 2018:  ‘I liked the old passports too, though not primarily because of their colour, but because they were bigger and had a… Read more »

Just one Mosquito

If I’m deeply asleep the sound of an alarm clock will eventually get through, but not immediately. On the other hand like last night, the whine of a mosquito passing… Read more »

Things we forgot to remember

I’m interested to see whether this year’s Last Night of the Proms (on Saturday 9 September) takes up last year’s invented tradition when a good number of European flags mingled… Read more »