Liquid Sunshine?

During most folks childhood there tends to be something, or someone, constant; the constant love of your mother, the constant need to get your homework done before school starts, the best friend who never leaves your side – especially if he has four paws and a wet nose. These are all quite normal but growing […]

Aquarius Dating Cheat Sheet

One of my friends was complaining to me recently about how hard it is for anyone to date me, yeah, you’re shocked I actually have friends (still). You see, I’m aquarius and consequently I am the most reasonable Dirty Rotten Scoundrel you will ever come across. In fact, if you call me a Dirty Rotten […]

Required Reading

This is an entry about Philip Gould. Who is Philip Gould I hear you ask? Well Philip Gould was a mover and shaker behind ‘New Labour’, he was one of the backroom boys who got the Labour Party out of it’s almost Communist ideology and helped bring it back from the brink and unelectable to […]

Gastrosexual – The 12 Stages of Men’s Cooking

Robert A. Heinlein wrote in The Notebook of Lazarus Long that a human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve […]

Good Vibrations?

Lets Talk About Sex (part seven) In the dark ages everyone thought the world was made of just four elements; air, fire, water and earth but in the 16th century an alchemist called Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim (try saying that when drunk) was the first to challenge that idea and suggest everything was composed of […]

Life’s Rewind Button

I took the boys down to Wimbledon Common recently and as we wandered around the lake this soaking wet Golden Retriever came bouncing up to me with a tennis ball in its mouth. Wagging its tail, it dropped the tennis ball at my feet and then did the classic – look at me – look […]

Breaking The Seal.

I have never been a big drinker but between the ages of 20 and 25 all my friends would go down to the Castle Arms and get completely smashed after work.  I’m aware this perpetuates the stereotype of the Irish being big drinkers but if you lived in a country where it was cold and […]

The Love Cycle

I imagine a lot of you will recognise that graphic above, I certainly do, I’ve been through the love cycle a few times – at least until I stopped serial dating a few years ago but I’m wondering just how many folk have managed to avoid this cycle, particularly in modern days. It’s not an […]

Pre-empty Nest Syndrome

When I was in my 20’s I remember thinking ‘Wow! my 20’s are a great age to be, I can party until dawn and still go into work’ (a bit subdued thou) and then when I was in my 30’s I thought that really was the best age to be, my world had expanded hugely, […]