Post-Referendum Madness

It’s no good, I just have to say it: the country has gone bloody mad since the referendum on whether to leave or stay in the EU. I’m not talking about the closely run result which was a slim victory for Brexit, but instead the reactions of people I thought I knew (and some who…

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The Sock Rant (or Fifty Shades of Some Sort of Black)

What is it with socks? Surely they have to be one of the uglier items of clothing you will have in your drawers (unless you still wear Y-Fronts), and yet somehow, especially in Britain, we cannot do without them. After all, how many of us on a cold night where we can’t sleep for cold…

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Richard III Reactions (and My Reactions to Them): A Minor Rant

Yesterday was an exciting day for historians and anyone interested in history. Amidst great hype, it was confirmed that the skeleton found in a Leicester car park was indeed that of Richard III. And last night there was an accompanying program about the find on Channel 4. Afterwards I saw many reactions to the day…

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The Wednesday Rant (On a Thursday): Supermarkets

First of all, yes, I know it’s a day late! Slap my wrist and call me Sally! Anyway, it’s here now and this time it’s another rant about one of my pet peeves: supermarkets, and food shopping in general! Writers have to eat, you know and, unless they have a servant/good neighbour/relative /other half/child, or…

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The Wednesday Rant – Women With Swords

And now – a new sort of post (for me): The Wednesday Rant, when once a fortnight I’ll be letting you know what really gets my goat. Hopefully, it will similarly get yours too, which means a mutual cathartic offloading/putting the world to rights. There is one rule though… if any of my bugbears are…

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