Trump card

Remember that sinking feeling some of you had when you woke up to the news that Brexit had happened? Remember that sinking feeling some of you had when the promises from the leave campaign started to fall to pieces within the first few hours and you realised you had been conned and you wanted your … More Trump card

Guess Who?

It’s been a while since my previous blog and a lot has changed. I’m not talking about my (unfortunately as far as I’m concerned) accurate prediction that Brexit would get a small percentage win (here). Nor am I talking about the change of Prime Minister, Chancellor et al. I am talking about my changing appearance … More Guess Who?


It’s been a few weeks since my previous blog, largely due to being on holiday in France. That’s in Europe if you didn’t know. If I leave it the same amount of time until my next blog, Britain may no longer be in the European Union. Presumably we get to stay in the continent of … More Brexit

I’ll be damned

We are damned if we do, damned if we don’t! We are between a rock and a hard place! These are thoughts I have had over the past few weeks and have really come back to the forefront of my mind today whilst attending the NHF Voluntary Right to Buy conference where again the debate … More I’ll be damned

What Right to Buy?

“Look into my eyes, look into my eyes, the eyes, the eyes, not around the eyes, don’t look around the eyes, look into my eyes. [click] You’re under!” “After hearing our advertisements for the Right to Buy on your local radio station, you will contact your Housing Association to say you want to buy your … More What Right to Buy?


I visited Chester Zoo on Saturday. Yes I visit a lot, I know. We have an annual pass and I believe in achieving Value for Money! Whilst walking past the Sitatunga, en route to the Tigers, two ladies were ahead of us. One then proclaimed “I hate zoo’s! I think they are cruel how they … More Perceptions

Out in the cold

The other Saturday night my boiler broke down. This happened some 45 minutes before we were due to leave the house to go and see the final night of the Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Opera House in Manchester. As ‘luck’ would have it, it also happened to be the coldest night of the year, … More Out in the cold