Archive for the ‘Tavel’ Category

I’ve had an experience that directly relates to one of the stories in the news this week. The list of Britain’s most overcrowded trains is out. Number two on the list is the 7.55am Cambridge to London King’s Cross. Capacity 202 passengers, actual number of passengers 426. I’ve been on that train. The normal rules […]


Cracked it!

27Aug16

When I discovered a three inch long crack in my car’s windscreen, I was angry at first, then I realised that crack contained the secret to eternal life. The crack can’t be repaired, I need a new windscreen. It’s the latest part that needs replacing. I’ve had the car for about a year and a […]


Traffic was bad on the A1 this morning. It reminded me of when this happened… Craic on! Listen to the latest Mack Nuggets at; http://www.mackmedia.co.uk/8th-mack-nuggets-audio-video If you enjoyed this Craic, please click “like” and tweet a link. If you’d like to talk to me about it, call me on +44 1438 422106 between 6am and […]


Sun King Wrong

20Jun16

I love it when ancient and modern collide.  This week, we had the longest day of the year. It’s an important day for pagans who celebrate the summer solstice.  It reminded me of when we lived in Wiltshire and visited the ancient stone circles at Avebury on the day of the solstice. We accidentally found […]


Tim Peake has been given a medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours and he’s also going to be given the ‘Freedom of Alton Towers’. I was hoping that when he returned to earth later this month, we wouldn’t hear any more about him but it looks like after he gets back, we’ll have to put […]


Toilet Humour

13May16

I’ve met a lot of posh people since I started working in radio. One producer I worked with told me that she was five years old before she heard the word “toilet”. In their house it was called the lavatory or the loo. On her first day at school she was asked if she’d like […]


The thing I like the most about Liverpool is the people. Scousers tend to come across as either hard knocks or comedians but deep down they are the warmest, most generous and caring people you’ll ever meet. As I’ve been spending a lot of time in the city lately, I have come up with a […]


Just when you thought the Trump campaign couldn’t get any more ridiculous, he throws Sarah Palin into the mix. In her endorsement speech she described potential President Trump as a… “…commander in chief who will let our warriors do their job and go kick ISIS ass…” And described supporters of the Trump-Palin ticket as… ”…proud […]


I’m pretty sure I know why I’m being plagued by one-eyed monsters. It’s because hardly anybody does basic car maintenance any more. My dad was no mechanic but he did every oil change on his Cortina, himself. Most drivers these days wouldn’t know where to find the dipstick. Every morning on my eight mile drive […]


Traffic news on the radio usually comes too late to be of any use. The police and emergency services do what they have to do first. Then, they contact radio stations. By the time you hear about it, the problem is much worse and usually impossible to avoid. That’s why I like it when I […]


Home Truth

28Nov15

The War Office changed its name to the Ministry of Defence in 1964. Now they should just go ahead and change it back. The Prime Minister, David Cameron is saying that we should bomb Islamic State militants in Syria and that Britain cannot afford to stand aside. But we’re not standing aside, we’re doing our […]


The normal rules of business don’t apply to Britain’s train operators. I found out yesterday that neither do the rules of Einsteinian physics. For the first time in my life, I was a commuter. I attended a radio conference in London that ran from 8:30 till 5:30. That meant that I had to keep normal […]