Monthly Archives: June 2012

Reclaim the Trolls

For me, trolls will always be supernatural creatures. So I was relieved to discover that Louise Mensch’s troll, Frank Zimmerman, at least had the decency to resemble a wizard. Recently, the term troll has been appropriated to describe sad internet…

Donaudampfschiffahrtselektrizit

‘Please reuse your bags’ said a sign outside Tesco. And, as ever, I prounounced ‘reuse’ in my head as ‘rurze’ – sort of French sounding, rhyming with ‘Chartreuse’ or ‘purrs’. I simply can’t read ‘reuse’ as re-use, with two syllables.…

Drip Drip Hooray in Hyde Park

Despite feeling a bit peaky, I summoned my dwindling Dunkirk spirit to join some friends for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Procession on Tuesday. It was all very English – full of people desperately trying to be jolly in the rain.…