The cock stop’s here


No, dear grammar geeks, that is not a misplaced apostrophe up there in the title. In fact it would be most ironic if ’twas so, as this post is all about punctuation. And swearing. Now before we begin, I would like to make it clear that I am far from chaste of mouth, I swearContinue reading “The cock stop’s here”

O Captain, my Captain


The unbelievable amount of heartwarming praise and tribute for Robin Williams since he passed away has been incredibly moving. I won’t go on about it, you’ve seen it. So many people were touched by his many many roles both on screen and off it. But the trolls are always there, and in a case likeContinue reading “O Captain, my Captain”

Love is not a four letter word


Well, ok, technically it is, but what I mean is: it’s not that simple. Yesterday, I listened to a wonderful young man step out of a wardrobe, complete with creaking door sound effects. A few years ago, I met a bunch of people on twitter, round about the same time, from all sorts of backgrounds,Continue reading “Love is not a four letter word”

Things to do in London when your feet hurt


I love London. I can’t get enough of the place. Except when I’ve had enough of the place. That’s usually when I’ve walked around so much that my feet are killing me. So here are a few things that I like to do when visiting London and I get to that point. – Hop onContinue reading “Things to do in London when your feet hurt”

[Edited] Expect nothing, in abundance.


Remember the old (possibly biblical) chestnut “treat others as you would want them to treat you” ? I have the feeling that it needs a corollary: “but don’t actually expect anyone to treat you anyway near as well as you would like to be treated”. I’m beginning to realise that one of the main reasonsContinue reading “[Edited] Expect nothing, in abundance.”