I GIVE UP! By Trevor Plumbly

My world seems full of people giving up stuff lately: coffee, tea, cheese, red meat, even booze! And they’re all so bloody proud of it; the slightest gap in the conversation and they’ll spout out that whatever they’ve been happily chomping or swigging for years hasn’t passed their lips for months. It’s a bit too much for me – I don’t want to be left out of this orgy of healthy abstinence, but at the same time, I don’t fancy spending my remaining time feeling threatened by stuff I’ve enjoyed for ages…. Read More

An invitation to dine by Trevor Plumbly

No pressure: just pick four people to invite for dinner. But when you’re a grumpy old bugger, it’s not that easy. To help you choose: there are no restrictions, rich, poor, famous or just ordinary. I don’t want a group of like minds, or an interesting mix for good light conversation; I want people like me, that don’t sit around nodding politely at post-prandial pearls; I want people that love a good bitch about everything they can’t possibly change. So I’ll have no politicians and none of that ‘putting the world right… Read More

Another tough day at the office…

Venue: Richmond Road Larder Eaten:   Trev and Angela – poached eggs on ciabatta toast with chutney. Emily – mushrooms in cream sauce on toast (bit too rich for me actually, should have stuck with the tried and tested big breakfast – ES) Drunk:  Not bloody likely as the management at Richmond Road Larder have yet to obtain an alcohol  licence due to “signage issues.” Agreed: Emily to pursue contact with Karen who could help with our SEO and other publicity matters. All bloggers to contribute  to facilitate this. Subjects for future… Read More

The Devil’s Brew by Angela Caldin

It is with trepidation that I start to write about alcohol and its effects on us and our society, because I am more than well aware that my two fellow bloggers like a drink or twelve and that one of them at least has certainly suffered from some almighty hangovers in her time. But I am troubled by the hold that alcohol seems to have on our society at all levels, most dramatically among the young. Its effects are all too apparent in our town centres every weekend, when getting ‘bladdered’ seems… Read More

When shall we three meet again?

It’s hard work this blogging business. Servicing our 5 followers (that would be us 3, my mum and Trevor’s wife), providing wit and wisdom (debateable) every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and replying to abusive followers – that would be my mum again. To make sure all this happens, we occasionally meet to discuss things like our SEO strategy and what tea we prefer. It’s not always possible to get together in person when one of our contributors is based on the other side of the world. So, Trev and I were delighted… Read More