Monthly Archives: May 2006

Political Compass

Why not have a go on the political compass? All you have to do is fill in a questionnaire and they place you on a political graph. I’m apparently a left-leaning libertarian. I was placed next to the Dalai Lama…

Wiggintons Pub

Thank you to Hertfordshire Life magazine for informing us all that Wiggintons, round the corner from my house, is in fact a pub. The ‘Wigginton & Son public house’ appears on page 57 of the June issue. I ought to…

Keeping an eye on me in the office

Relaxing in the living room

Pin-Up Of The Week

This week’s pin-up is Dostoyevsky the hamster from Waltham Abbey in Essex. He’s quite old and short-sighted, but very active. His hobbies include eating grapes and running on his wheel.

Eet Pinguin Poep

It probably hasn’t escaped your notice, even if you’re a broadsheet reader and Radio 3 listener, that this year’s Big Brother cast includes a boy with Tourette Syndrome. And of course the press have claimed it’s exploitation and focussed on…

Going Blackberrying

I had occasion to google the word ‘blackberry’ the other day as I’m thinking of getting one to collect my emails. Naturally, I expected to find lots of entries about actual blackberries first. (For young people – a berry is…

Porch Dog

I get a daily word or phrase delivered from the Urban Dictionary. Today’s phrase is ‘porch dog.’ A porch dog is: A person who frequently attacks others in speech or writing, but who poses no intellectual threat whatsoever. The motivation…

Satoru Tsuda Catpix

It’s good to see the cat photos of Satoru Tsuda are in fashion in the UK. And it’s difficult to avoid comparisons between his models and the highly photogenic Bollinger. Tsuda took up cat photography in 1980 when he found…