Monthly Archive: November 2010

Quiz, home and away. 9

Quiz, home and away.

I like a quiz, me, and so does my sainted wife. We met at a pub quiz, and impressed one another early on with our quiz credentials; she had been on the Trinity College...

Kick out Your Dad, Mother figure. 7

Kick out Your Dad, Mother figure.

14 years ago this very night I met my legendary partner in crime Christopher Charles Ambler in the bar of The Yorkshire House in Lancaster. He came up to me and said, ‘You’re the...

Off with their heads… 16

Off with their heads…

I like a nice Royal wedding, me. To be honest, I quite like weddings per se. But I’m the father of daughters, and I think I’d worry a lot if one of my girls...

A Load of Sunday Night Night Music 2

A Load of Sunday Night Night Music

One of the things I like about writing non-fiction is that it is easier to deal with coincidences than it is when you’re writing fiction. Coincidence does exist in fiction, of course, but you...

Still ill… 1

Still ill…

No one here is busting out with good health. My wife has the remains of a month long earth-shaking cough, my step-daughter has had Winter Vomiting Virus, and been off school all day, and...