Monthly Archives: October 2011

IncomPARRable Asda

Please note, Asda voiceover person, that it’s pronounced COMP-rable and not com-PARR-able.

There’s A Moussa in the Hoossa

Like most people, I have an earworm most days. Normally it’s a tune. Usually a tune I can’t stand. But today it’s a name – Moussa Koussa I can’t shake Moussa off. I’ve tried other names, such as Evonne Goolagong,…

The Great Air Freshener of Huddersfield

Thank you to my friend Loz for alerting me to the fact that I’m not the only person with a frightening air freshener. Apparently, he was on Huddersfield railway station recently and noticed what appeared to be smoke billowing from…

New Pet

The new pet arrived last week and lives on a shelf in the kitchen. It is ….. an Air Wick Freshmatic – an automatic air freshener, which sprays once every 18 minutes and also when you walk through the door.…

The Verity Of Werritty

Am I alone in finding two things extremely odd in the Fox-Werritty story? (1) The top of Liam Fox’s head is alarmingly flat and (2) Werritty’s surely not a real surname. Made-up surnames can fool you though. I did think…

Who Does Peter Ruffle?

And another thing, while I’m on about names … I’m a big fan of ubiquitous Hertford celebrity Peter Ruffles … and of his surname, as I’ve always been fond of names which could be verbs. I’m sure Peter rarely ruffles.…

Hertford Heath – X Factor Meets X Files

The 2011 X Factor contestants are living a mere mile from here. Yes. Worrying. They’ve even been sighted in Hertford Tesco, as has Gary Barlow. They’re staying in the ‘swanky’ (AKA hideous) £6 million Connaught House in Hobby Horse Wood…

Connaught House – nice, if you’re a footballer

Pin-up of the Week

This week’s pin-up is a Japanese Shih Tzu wearing a protective pet raincoat. Costing up to £82, these animal anoraks are de rigeur this season for pampered poochlets in Japan. They’re thought to protect them against the nuclear rain which…

Bolly – The New Topcat?

On Saturday morning, I tweeted – I’d like to thank my howling cat, my clattering neighbour and the yelling blackbird outside, for their services to the alarm clock industry. And, within minutes, my cartoonist friend Penny (@pennybluebean) sent me this…

Pin-Up of the Week

This week’s pin-up is Memebon, who lives in Japan. He’s now a grown-up and has his very own Memebon Website