Typically bloody English

I was walking towards the rugby clubhouse along a narrow paved path which ran through a perpetually sodden, at least in winter, area of our grounds. The only time it wasn’t soaked was when it was frozen. Coming towards me, presumably headed for the car park, was a chap I didn’t know, probably from the…

Microwaving mice

Health and bloody safety: what is the point? It permeates all sections of life. You can’t even put a light outside your own home without breaching some law or other. OK, so some of it is OK, like putting warnings on fireworks not to swallow them when alight – that’s you or the firework, but…

When CGI shocks

I’ve got to go electric with my next car. That’s not quite right as it seems I’ve got to buy a car that does not use fossil fuels. The problem is I’ve got grandchildren and they are adamant that their grandparents should not strangle fish with plastic bags, stick straws down the throats of undersea…

Life’s lessons all in one go

I used to enjoy Tomorrow’s World, the BBC’s flagship science for the masses programme. There were the usual ‘in five years’ myths perpetuated and some non-functioning revolutionary inventions which I can say from personal experience were put into production. I would encourage my eldest lad to watch TW in the hope that he would become…