Archive for month: January, 2013

No no no no no no…. yes?

28 January, 2013 (15:31) | All articles | By: Stuart Fraser

Well, David Cameron’s really in trouble now. Tony Blair’s offered him support. I suppose it could be worse for Dave – he could have kicked a ballboy – but not by much. Such a shame for Dave – it had been a great week for him. His deeply cynical promise of a referendum may have […]

Cue the giraffe

21 January, 2013 (11:26) | All articles | By: Stuart Fraser

Cue music: “The first tiiime…”. Cue the lazy giraffe. “…ever I saaaaaaw your face…..”. Cue further cuddly beastie. Rising strings. Cue David Bloody Attenborough. This all kicked off again the other night as Management and I awaited the evening news on BBC1. As Roberta Flack drew breath, I said “If she sings that fucking song […]

A blue Monday

14 January, 2013 (13:28) | All articles | By: Stuart Fraser

It’s 10.55 according to the computer and a mournful Ben Webster is on the stereo. Today is Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year, according to the mental health charity MIND. The Brother Who Must Not Be Named should note that psychiatrists say looking out of a window can help lift the mood. […]

Bleak grouse

7 January, 2013 (14:06) | All articles | By: Stuart Fraser

And so the New Year begins proper, with reluctant children grumbling and slouching their way out of the door to school and Dad grumbling and slouching his way to the keyboard. Scarcely seems worth the candle, does it? Aren’t these early days of January supposed to be the bleakest of the year for us? This […]