The sky is overcast with continual rain and cloud
Britain according to Tacitus, a Roman historian, in his book Agricola
circa 98 CE. In other words, that island has been gloomy for as long as we have writing with which to call it gloomy. (via historical-nonfiction
…let’s talk about past affiliations, shall we?
(Yes, I know that top one is from the Mirror, but it’s by Viscount Rothermere, who owned the Daily Mail).
If Harriet Harman working for an organisation that allowed any other organisation to pay a fee to become an affiliate, and one of…
Look after them as you’ve only got two.
Bit of a weird one this week, I recently had an eye checkup and they spotted something at the back of my eye - it was described to me as a pigmentation, and could be anything - a birthmark (?), freckle or maybe something else. This was only seen because they took one of those big high definition photos of my eye - it never came up under normal observation. I’m seeing a specialist next week.
Unrelated to this, but in the same eye, I began to get a sore eye on Tuesday afternoon. I took my contact lenses out, but it was still sore, so I went back to the optician. It turns out that I had an ulcer on my cornea so i’ve been back and forth on that too with antibiotic drops!
There’s no bionic eyes available yet and no replacements, so make sure you get your eyes checked regularly - it’s not just for vision checks, but the health of your eyes.
Yes, this is a parody account, one of many good ones across Twitter such as UKIP Weather - quickly set up when some brainless idiot decided to pronounce the fact that the recent floods we have been having are due to gay marriage.
I actually enjoy these twitter accounts - it’s the closest we’re going to get nowadays to Spitting Image or Drop The Dead Donkey - all of which are missed and we seem afraid to satirize our leaders like this anymore. The French seem to be on the right track - dumping horse manure outside the National Assembly seems like a good start.
yes there are also some excellent sites like The Poke or The Onion which make light of our people in power, but am I in a minority to think that this is not enough?
Just going trough the list of people Spitting Image lampooned makes some fun reading - now think how much fun they would have now…..
Sometimes I think that the politicians are mocking us - it’s time we mocked them back!
Russell Brand: my life without drugs
Russell Brand has not used drugs for 10 years. He has a job, a house, a cat, good friends. But temptation is never far away. He wants to help other addicts, but first he wants us to feel compassion for those affected. Read more
Photograph: Mark Nolan/WireImage
Until next year. As we are at 12th night, my wife had been packing away the decorations, ready for me to put away in the loft for another 300-odd days
The house does look bare, but I suppose we’ll get used to it.
I’ve got the week off this week And on top of that, it’s a bank holiday weekend too! So I’m back at work on Tuesday. So, as well as the things I’ve got planned with the family, I’m also trying to get things done too! This includes some mini-comic ideas I have and writing some more on my book. I’ve also entered the RideLondon 100 ballot - 100 miles, London to Surrey and back again! - That happens in August 2014 and I’ll find out in February. On top of this, potentially, my brave wide has entered the ballot for next years London Marathon!
Tomorrow we’re off to the Natural History museum!
DM can stand for Direct Messages in Twitter or the Daily Mail out there in the big bad world. I don’t read either, and all my friends know that I never read British newspapers of any kind.
Nonetheless there are always those that like to sympathise: today I’ve had plenty of, “Ooh you seem to have…