I love Germany. Let me make that abundantly clear. However, there is one “tradition” here that has annoyed me more and more in the years that I have come to be living in this country. It is: eavesdropping on private phone calls. This happens almost every time I am sitting in a café, whether that […]
So sang Flanders and Swann in The Song of Patriotic Prejudice. I think Schatz agrees – at least when it comes to going on holidays abroad. Back in September this year, Schatz and I spent a few days’ holiday in a wonderful hotel on Cyprus, nearly 40 years after I had last visited, to see […]
The backseat driver (BSD), the Co-Trainer. They get on my nerves. Immensely. Let me give you some examples of what I’m driving at, oh, backseat driver. Long live staying in your own lane!
I love the ukelele. I love George Formby. Now sit back and listen to this fine version of my favourite song of his. Long live me little stick of Blackpool rock!
I normally abhor foul language. Today I will make an exception, after a day of “Don’t you know who I am?” customers. Long live the ukelele!
Today I have had a pig of a day on the customer service desk, in which I (as the only Brit in the team) have taught my foreign colleagues a new English expression: The moon on a stick. Many thanks to Lee & Herring for this succinct expression. Long live the Moon! And long live […]
An Anagram, as you all know, is a word or phrase made by transposing or rearranging the letters of another word or phrase, eg: Tony Blair MP: I’m Tory Plan B The following are exceptionally clever. Someone out there either has way too much time to waste or is DEADLY at Scrabble! When you rearrange […]