MPs in general are out of touch and tied up in tangles of protocol and parliamentary procedure; fortunately not all of them though. On Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour this week, something brilliant happened. Being discussed was the proposal that mothers should be recorded on marriage certificates and registers, as well as fathers. The idea that […]
Having accepted a month’s free PetPlan cover for our two new kittens, I received a call on my mobile number one Saturday morning from an Indian lady calling from the PetPlan Sales call centre. She told me the name of one kitten and that the policy had been set up by my wife, and asked if […]
Amazon attempts censorship to suppress public reporting of counterfeit goods.
Fire is something we’ve lost touch with. We just don’t need to be that closely associated with it any more. In our modern world we burn fossil fuels rather than wood, because it’s so much easier to light volatile hydrocarbons like natural gas at room temperature with just a spark. So it’s unsurprising to me […]
I bought a Biolite camp stove just over a year ago for my camping trips, but it’s had a lot more use than I ever envisaged. Buying the grill attachment made it even more useful. I’ve had to learn various best practices with it all, like any new piece of equipment, but the rewards have […]