Monthly Archives: March 2013


I’m learning Spanish (as if you didn’t know) and I’m quite good at animal names. But I messed up badly today (and offended the entire Hispanic mouse community) by translating ratón as ‘rat’. No. A ratón is a mouse. Preposterous.…

Tigger 1999 – 2013

Bolly and I are very sad to hear that Boll’s sister, the lovely Tigger, has passed away. Tigger was a lovely cat and an amazing character, and it’s good to know she had such a great life with her mummy…


I was in Newcastle recently and was shocked to overhear several young Geordies saying ‘alright’ or ‘all right’ – ie. speaking proper English. But in Geordie, it’s most certainly pronounced ‘alreet’ (or ‘arlreet’ if you wish). It’s odd. I’m sure…

Peter Ruffles’s Crispy Secret

I always knew Hertford’s number one celebrity had a sinister secret. Now Peter Ruffles has been rumbled. He’s leading a double life as one of Spain’s leading crisp barons. I spotted these ham-flavoured Ruffles crisps in Las Palmas. Mr Hertford

Monday Moggy

Introducing a thrilling new feature – the Monday Moggy. Today’s moggy is a Munchkin.