Abstract

Lest anyone should get too carried away with the comparison, I should point out that Piet Mondrian was a highly skilled artist who knew what he was trying to achieve with his creations, whereas I am/do not …

Cheeky

Almost as if he forgot the second chair on purpose … after all it is easier to carry one seat than two!

The Best Thing Since …

Personally I find a bread knife much easier to use than a can opener – so I’ve never understood why sliced bread is somehow regarded as the high-water mark of modern innovation! Surely “The best thing since sliced bread” would make more sense if it was changed to “The best thing since the ring-pull can” […]

Password

I like to define a good holiday as one where I manage to leave day-to-day issues behind. Unfortunately it seems that I store passwords in the day-to-day part of my brain …

Rhubarb

Not to be confused with the cartoon Roobarb (sometimes called Roobarb and Custard) that used to air on the BBC just before the main evening news.  Roobarb was clearly iconic rather than ironic! (BTW rhubarb leaves are of course poisonous to humans, whereas the internet assures me that those same leaves do no harm to […]

Captain

The original concept related simply to the vanity of the uniform – but given the way that Covid-19 has decimated the aviation industries I felt a certain moderation was required …

Circular

Been a while since I’ve taken a pop at our local orbital motorway!  A few months ago the traffic levels had fallen so much that it was (almost) a joy to drive along.  Now the traffic seems pretty much back to normal – or maybe that should be the “new normal” as most super-fast cars […]