Category Archives: Random Ramblings

A Cautionary Tale

Insurance companies. Tossers aren’t they? Slippery, mendacious, faceless behemoths who are quick enough to take your premiums but equally quick to wriggle out of their obligations should you be unfortunate enough to need to claim. All, arguably, valid statements but … Continue reading

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The Liar and The Lizard – a Footnote

Faced with such a depressing choice the Australian electorate did the only right thing in the circumstances and elected neither Abbot nor Gillard leading to a hung parliament and the unedifying sight of a few, normally irrelevant independent MPs being … Continue reading

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24 Hour Party People

Whilst recently getting my daily intravenous shot of UK news, I was slightly perplexed to notice that the government will shortly be repealing the 24-hour licensing laws and stopping pubs from serving alcohol round the clock.  Perplexed because I never … Continue reading

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The Liar and The Lizard

Flip a coin? I’m not sure if the political tremors have reached Europe yet but it’s currently election season in Australia and I can’t same I’m envious of the choice facing the electorate here:  For the incumbent Labor party is … Continue reading

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Many Happy Returns

Church-type activities aside, is there a more excruciating ceremony than the singing of happy birthday?  It’s a legitimate question and not one that I am asking just because I happen to be hurtling towards a particularly unwelcome milestone myself.  I … Continue reading

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