Monthly Archives: February 2006

Baby Basset

Some pix of the very sweet basset puppy I’m currently taking for walks around Hertford

Cats, Suits And CocoPops

I was interviewed by The Guardian about business hotels the other day, and they kindly printed a large chunk of my rant.

Beating Yourself Up

I’ve been listening to BBC 5 Live today and I’ve heard about ten contributors at different points saying: “I’m not going to beat myself up about it.” Have you ever tried to beat yourself up? It’s very difficult. Why is…


I had fishfingers for dinner the other night. They’d been bought for a child who preferred Spinach and Ricotta Tortellini (that’s Hertfordshire for you) so they were in the freezer, beckoning me, as were some oven chips and frozen peas.…

Country Music Health Warning

I’ve just been reading a paper about the correlation between country music and suicide. It claims: ‘Country music is hypothesized to nurture a suicidal mood through its concerns with problems common in the suicidal population, such as marital discord, alcohol…

Four Things

Four things never come back: The spent arrow The spoken word The past and The neglected opportunity Omar Idn Al Halif