Yearly Archives: 2009

After doing several pub quizzes with questions about Animal Farm, I decided to finally read the book. I knew it was about Communism and its perversion to dictatorship, but I didn’t realise it was based on Stalin and Russia in particular, and its colourful history of trying to get it […]

Animal Farm

I won’t go into any great detail right now (mostly because I’ve only been hearing the headlines), but it would be a great disappointment if the ‘world leaders’ don’t reach a substantial agreement in Copenhagen this week. Developed nations seem content to continue as they are, despite all the warnings. […]

Copenhagen Climate Talks

That time of year to think about resolutions again (and Christmas obviously). But first I will look back at the 2009 ones. 1. Straight edge – the no drinking has gone really well. It has become easier as the year has gone on, and I can’t see any reason to […]

Resolutions 2010

Anyone who read my Supermarkets post will realise that I am no great lover of the behemoths. But after reading an article (You’ve been Tesco’d) in Issue 1244 of Private Eye, I’m even more anti. It appears Tesco may be falsely claiming demand and support for new stores. A man […]

Supermarket bad behaviour

So the guy who hurt me around Christmas is “kinda sorta seeing someone” (his words). This is good. We’ve been talking again recently, becoming friends again I guess. But our friendship has never been normal: there has always been flirting and innuendo and a grey area. But now he is […]

Boys (again)

Over half way through 2009 now, so I thought I’d check out how my resolutions are going… 1. Become a straight-edge punk – no drink, no drugs, no smoking, no casual sex. Three out of four ain’t bad. 2. Leave the old boys in the past. Not going as well […]

Resolutions recap

It’s 10 years that we’ve been friends. And yet I haven’t been able to get him to spend more than one night with me while he’s been home. I know we’ve both been a bit rubbish at keeping in touch while he’s away, but it’s always been the same – […]

Best Friend?

My dad’s tractor got stolen a few weeks ago. The padlock on the gate was broken and it disappeared in the middle of the night. Last week it was found on a farm a few miles awy, possibly with some other stolen goods. I’m glad: my dad deserves a bit […]