Spoilsports R Us..?

For 15 years the children of Wychwood Primary have entertained themselves with crates given to them by the local milkman. Countless numbers of imaginery (sic) cars, ships and dens have been made out of the 25 crates. Oh, gawd! You…

Raising Better Sheep…

A tenant has been evicted from her home after repeatedly refused to clear up her eyesore garden. Hurrah! It’s not, after all, as if she wasn’t given every opportunity to not be evicted… Last year, she was warnedthat if she…

For the children

https://app.box.com/shared/o14z2b7jyq A long time back, Prodicus ran a post I’ve now probably quoted a dozen times- last time I checked it out in some detail and found that he appeared to be correct about it. The problem with running any…

The beginnings of the Ministry of Truth

History, that which tells us who we are and where we’re from, often enough hated by those who want us to be something that they want, fairly often reinterpreted by  various academicians to whitewash away inconvenient facts which ought to…

Whatever Happened To ‘Moderation In All Things’?

Sarah Ditum (freelance writer) on the recent study of ‘toddler tantrums’: A team of researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg school of public health has recently turned its attention to the phenomenon of the supermarket tantrum – a phenomenon so soul-piercing…

Women’s commuting raises other issues

It was possibly meant as a holiday filler, more likely as another post to show us just how much women do and men don’t have to: Commuting Stresses Women More Than Men‎ Medical News Today Commuting is ‘more stressful for…

Things that sound good…

Here we go again, Tory leader trying to sound good about recent events and his “moral crusade” turns his sights on the hated Human Rights Act. Cameron must know he’s trying to pull the wool over our eyes with this…

The Law of Unforeseen Consequences

It’s a funny one, the Law of Unintended Consequences. It’s one of those laws that is beyond any possibility of repeal, but it’s one that most governments, if they ever stop their furious production of arse gravy for long enough…

Do We Want to?

The BBC notes that organisations such as the Caravan Club have more members than all of our political parties put together. Commenting on this over at Anna Raccoon’s, Simon Cooke gives us a personal flavour given his role as a…

You Will Follow The Party Line Or Else!

A city councillor could be censured by Labour Party colleagues after backing the restoration of the death penalty. For having an opinion that differs from the party line? How very Soviet… … party officials said they were concerned that she…