Archive for month: July, 2013

Short of weapons in a battle of wits

29 July, 2013 (11:16) | All articles | By: Stuart Fraser

What bothers me is this: in a battle of wits, how is it I’m losing to a creature clearly not in possession of even half the requisite amount? To call my crazed collie a half-wit would be not only politically incorrect, but also wildly inaccurate. She would have made the perfect pet for President George […]

Summer and the Way of the Crab

22 July, 2013 (12:38) | All articles | By: Stuart Fraser

This has been great, this summer. I sat in the garden yesterday, shelling batches of peas and broad beans ready for freezing, Test Match Special on the radio, listening to bird song, smelling roses. The horses peered over the fence, the dog lay at my feet, Captain Pusstasticus stretched in the sun. Very Cold Beer […]

Reality and moths

15 July, 2013 (10:03) | All articles | By: Stuart Fraser

Aren’t moths bastards? I lay in bed last night, lamp on, reading, the gentle breeze from the open windows wafting deliciously about the place, carrying the scent of cut grass and roses. I was deep in my book, and so didn’t notice that slowly, surely, the light was attracting a really very large number of […]

Now let’s all be winners: new balls!

8 July, 2013 (11:17) | All articles | By: Stuart Fraser

What a fantastic result for Andy Murray. Now, wouldn’t it be great if his victory, which is going to inspire children all over the country, is the catalyst that makes tennis a sport for all? Watching Wimbledon is like watching the pages of Hello magazine come to life. Cheering Tiiiim The Second on Centre Court […]

Sympathy for the old devils

1 July, 2013 (10:42) | All articles | By: Stuart Fraser

Kate Moss. Really. What is the point? She wears clothes in front of other people. She gets naked in front of other people. Well so would I, for what she earns. Actually, I’d do it for a hundredth of what she earns. Any takers? She’s a symbol for a tribe of them. Into all the […]