Wait until next year

Putting off what could be done tomorrow, today

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This week’s consumption report

Festive scene in shop window

That is consumption in the sense of consuming stuff, rather than suffering from tuberculosis, you’ll be pleased to hear. You may be less pleased to hear that this is a lazy link-heavy post. Anyway, this is what I’ve been consuming this week… Read the rest of this entry »

The London Riots

Looting in LondonIn 1987 Margaret Thatcher said, “There is no such thing as society”. Over the past few nights her declaration has finally come true. The rioting and looting in London and elsewhere has been on an unprecedented scale. Even if only for a few hours, society broke down. And there is a very real risk that it might happen again tonight, and the next night, and the next night. Read the rest of this entry »

The reluctant commuter

Commuters in London with umbrellasI do enjoy my job. However, I periodically fantasise about working from home. These thoughts usually occur about five seconds before I have to get out of bed in the morning, or five seconds after my train is cancelled after a long day at work. Read the rest of this entry »

Royal Wedding Pizza

Royal Wedding PizzaThe upcoming royal wedding means very little to me, beyond giving all us Brits a day off work (for those who have still got a job) . I am a bit of a Republican anyway, purely in the sense of not wanting a royal family, not in any elephant-based political way, I hasten to add. The whole event reeks of keeping the proles happy for the day with a national holiday and cheap romance amid financial uncertainty and political strife. Hah, watch me with my Political Comment! Read the rest of this entry »