Tuesday, 3 November 2009

EU - let down by Cameron

I am almost lost for words........

Until Dave comes up with a better answer than "sorry that's that then" I won't be voting Conservative again.

I can't help harbouring the nagging suspicion that he's secretly pleased by the result (shame on me).

What to do next?

Answers on the back of a postcard please Bloglanders (or if it's more convenient in the comments).

Friday, 31 July 2009

Why do restaurants think we like crunchy green beans?

Tonight we dined out at Jamie's restaurant in Bath - the green beans looked lovely but had barely met the steamer. The staff were very nice - they took them away and promised us more - they were the same - we laughed and enjoyed our meal. They were very nice and without prompting didn't charge us for the green beans.

BUT my question is what is it about green beans that makes chefs think we like not cooked beans? I don't want them soggy but I don't want them to make my teeth squeak as I eat them either.

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Gordon Brown - "Do the decent thing"

Dear Mr Brown

Thank you for trying to serve your country, I think you would be the first to agree however that your recent attempts have fallen somewhat short of the minimum standard required for a competent Prime minister. In the circumstances I think that the best action would be for you to "do the decent thing" and call a general election. I know this must come as a blow to you but there is really no point hanging on as there is no prospect of an early recovery. Why don't you just settle down to concoct your autobiography in a quiet spot in your home town, a change of scene would certainly do you good as I have to say you have been looking a little worn of late.

I strongly believe this is the right thing for you to do.

Yours Sincerely

Mrs Smallprint

And the undersigned

John M Ward http://wwwjohn-m-ward.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, 14 January 2009


According to Companies House, Clemmow Hornby Inge Limited used to be called "Naked Inside Limited". The change was made on 04/06/07, was this to spare political blushes?


Further investigation reveals that this was probably just "parking the name" after the company which trades now as CHI & Partners Ltd changed its name from Clemmow Hornby Inge Ltd. I doubt the naked truth will ever be revealed but I live in hope.