Wait until next year

Putting off what could be done tomorrow, today

Tag: Pinot Noir

Scenes from a camping holiday

Campsite, with rows and rows of tents

There’s a fascinating piece to be written on camping from an anthropological/sociological standpoint. Unfortunately, this isn’t it. But it is worth noting the strange subculture and sub-subcultures of camping. Read the rest of this entry »

Towards Tescopolis

Woman in supermarket, child in trolley

There was an interesting article on the Guardian website the other day from one of the judges of the Granta list of best British novelists under 40. Now, as this list is collated every ten years and I’m now in my thirties, unfortunately I will never be a Great Young Novelist as decreed by Granta. We shall overlook the fact that I haven’t written a novel, or anything approaching one, and probably never will, and perhaps focus for a moment on yet another sign of me slowly getting old. I was just about willing to accept that I was never going to be a professional footballer, but I figured being an acclaimed novelist was less time-dependant. Little did I know. I guess I better aim for a Nobel now. Anyway, back to that article… Read the rest of this entry »