Archive for December, 2010

Macks Craic.


Christmas is a good time to let people know how much you love them. It’s also a time when we all eat too much. People seem surprised that Britain has an obesity problem. Surprised? We’re OBSESSED with food even when it’s not Christmas. Everywhere you look, you see food or adverts for food. It’s on […]

Macks Craic


The zebra crossing at Abbey Road has been given Grade II listed status, as a nationally important monument. I heard on the radio the other day that the crossing has been moved and that the one there now is a few feet away from the one the Beatles walked across on the album cover. I […]


I met some more special people the other night. I went out with the Street Pastors. They’re a group of people who patrol the streets in the town centre and make sure everyone gets home safely. Jo, Helen, Bob and Mark take their responsibilities very seriously. They’re linked via a two-way radio system to the […]


Is it the cold weather that’s making it feel extra Christmasy right now? If you believe the forecasters, the temperature is set to go lower than the LibDems approval rating with students. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s not just a time when we sit round a dead tree and eat treats […]

Mack’s Craic.


I almost messed up the Carol Service at Salisbury Cathedral, more on that later. What a place it is though. As I sat there looking at the eight hundred year old architecture and marveling at the sheer majesty of the place, I couldn’t help but wonder how “I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside” […]

Mack’s Craic.


I’ve got to admit to being a bit nervous. I’ve been asked to give one of the readings at the Christmas Carol Concert at Salisbury Cathedral. I’m not very religious so to prepare I’ve been reading up a bit. We’ll be concentrating on the beginning of the story. I’ve read ahead though and it turns […]

Mack’s Craic


Here we go with another Mack’s Craic, the antifreeze in your engine of life. This morning it was colder than the looks David Cameron was giving Sepp Blatter in Zurich. My favorite news story from the cold snap is from Salisbury. Their Gala at the Western Skating Rink was cancelled due to “Adverse Weather”. – […]