Archive for month: June, 2013

Thrills and spills

24 June, 2013 (10:17) | All articles | By: Stuart Fraser

What a thrill this morning: looking out of the window, the boys and I spotted an elegant, lazy fox, brazenly loping across the field. He stopped for a sniff and a look about, trailing his brush in the dewy grass, and sloped off in the direction of the woods. Now this fox was not an […]

Errors of judgment?

17 June, 2013 (11:13) | All articles | By: Stuart Fraser

I see the McAlpine case has brought social media neatly into line. Not. Great statements were made about the need to police outlets to prevent “trial by Twitter” after untrue allegations about Lord McAlpine were aired on social media. Sally Bercow was given a huge fine (at a level far, far beyond the so-called gravity […]

Throwing Santas through the window

10 June, 2013 (12:27) | All articles | By: Stuart Fraser

I suppose Big Brother is watching me. If so, he will have seen, these past days, a happyish man, pottering about in the glorious life-affirming sunshine. God, how good it has been to be in the sun. What joy to feel warmth. How long it has been. My eldest and I cycled a fair old […]

Huffing and puffing will now take place

3 June, 2013 (13:33) | All articles | By: Stuart Fraser

Our willingness to allow our little minds to be focused on the inconsequential never ceases to amaze me. This morning, we are urged to concentrate on a few powerless members of the pointless House of Lords, who may or may not have promised journalists, who were out to trap them, that they might just lobby […]