Monday, June 23, 2014

To all parents: a warning!

The Evidence

Here’s a warning for every parent, ignore it at your peril. 

I’ve been ignoring messages like this for years. Jo and I think we’re reasonably responsible when it comes to child rearing: we don’t allow Izzy out of our sight on walks; she wears wellies in muddy puddles, eats lettuce and broccoli, says please and thank you, is sorry when she breaks things, and never watches television after 9pm. 

So when we see a warning ‘for every parent’, we assume it means every other parent. Wrong. 

This is a warning for people who ignore warnings: Beware of your Apps!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

RIP Kevin Turvey

I hope you’ll forgive me if I add a final paragraph to the plethora of tributes paid to the comedy genius Rik Mayall, who died last Monday. I feel justified in claiming this last word, because I was involved in his first – I gave Rik his first big break. 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

UKIP too close for comfort

You know how there are supposed to be just six degrees of separation between any two people on the planet? Well I’ve just discovered that there are only three between me and Nigel Farage.