Monthly Archives: March 2009

OK not OK

Last weekend, I was surprised to see an OK magazine ‘tribute issue’ to ‘Jade Goody 1981 – 2009’, including ‘Jade’s last words’. I was surprised because she was still alive. I assumed she’d pre-agreed her last words with Max Clifford…

Save Our GMT

It’s 8am but it feels like 7am. All day today, all week, it’ll feel like an hour ago and I’ll feel exhausted, grumpy and discombobulated. Why do they subject us to this pointless jetlag twice a year? Last weekend, at…

I’ve Made It, I Think

My TV friend ‘A’ decided he’d made it when his name was an answer in a pub quiz. I’ve finally decided I might have possibly made it because I’ve been quoted and analysed in an A-Level English textbook – AQA…

Black Squirrels

I love squirrels, whatever colour they are. I’m slightly pro-red, being from the north, but I’m perfectly happy to have a regular grey one in the garden. Now it looks as if his black squirrel friends are heading in the…

Remembrance of Smells Past – BBC Radio 4

Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived. Helen Keller My next Radio 4 programme is about how smells evoke memories and emotions. Why’s the effect so extreme? What’s…

Boll the Builder

Boll and I have had bathroom fitters in over the last few weeks. We’ve also had a new water tank put in. And we had to have the roof redone as well. Boll spent her formative kitten years living in…

Bothered? Do I look bothered?