Thursday, April 18, 2013

A milestone

In case anyone was curious about how my new diet has helped me lose a stone in just 16 days, I've now shared some of the recipes on

Though I must admit that a cheeseburger would be rather welcome right now.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Thatcher's legacy could be Cameron's downfall

In two days Mrs Thatcher will be buried and we can all get on with our lives. The headlines writers will move on; the television news pundits will find something else to talk about. 

But I for one seriously fear the consequences of the past week – the cans of worms that have been opened, which threaten to spread bitter conflict through our nation.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Diet update

For those who may be interested in the progress of my diet, I'm ever so slightly proud that I have managed to lose 12 pounds in the last 11 days. 

By comparison, The Dukan diet, which made its creator a fortune, was half as effective and turned me both green and grumpy. 

See my other blog: Bringing Me Down To Size.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

It's All Your Fault

People of Jesmond: you’ve let me down. 

You’ve allowed your most valuable asset to slip through your fingers. You have failed to protect a tiny jewel in your community’s collection of treasures, and soon it will vanish. 

Residents sitting in trendy caf├ęs with your flat whites; students munching takeaways in your bedsits; rich folk at smart dinner parties in the villas at the top end of Osborne Road: I blame the lot of you. All except a very few loyal supporters. Like Dominic Parker.