Archive for the ‘Holiday’ Category

Budget Airlines

31Oct17

Are airlines cutting too many corners to save money? If someone in my car hasn’t fastened their seatbelt, a light comes on and beeping starts that doesn’t stop until everyone is belted up. On the plane back from Iceland recently, I noticed that planes don’t have that light and beeper. Just before you take off, […]


Mack Nuggets

04Jun16

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOB fm lately, including: How Nancy got wound up by her husband for 25 years; How bad was Chris Evans on Top Gear? Australia is BIG; Navigational nightmares; Why I don’t trust Cambridge; The truth about plain cigarette packaging; How to save yourself from becoming resistant to antibiotics; […]


It’s funny when things get lost in translation. A while ago, I mentioned the time I rented a convertible in Italy. It rained and although I managed to get the roof up, it didn’t seal properly above the windscreen on the driver’s side. When I got to the hotel, the porter who took our bags […]


Cats Protection

12Mar16

“Help me fill this water pistol!” Those were the words my 79 year old mother greeted me with when I went to visit her today to take her supermarket shopping. My sister is away on holiday and she’s left her cat with my parents. Blinky is not exactly a friendly cat. When I visited a […]


It’s the wrong time of year to get anything done. We had a quiet Christmas, partly due to the fact that no one can call us on the home phone. We switched telephone providers on 17th December. Since then, we haven’t been able to get incoming calls. I call their customer “care line” every day […]


Is it asking too much to expect people to do what they said they were going to do, when they said they were going to do it? I ordered a part for my car on Friday. The bloke on the phone said it would be couried out to me, using an internationally well known courier […]


I can’t remember the last time I went out and stayed out past midnight.


I feel like I’m in a bizzaro world. Everything I know is the wrong way round right now. I don’t do ‘sitting in the sun’ type holidays but right now, I’m sitting by the side of a swimming pool in southern Spain. The sun is shining and the temperature is over 30 degrees Celsius. Our […]