Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Proper pub signage

I've thought this ever since the ban,glad to see I'm not alone :-)

Monday, December 26, 2011

what o'clock was it?

Salthouse Marshes, before beer :-)

A wonderfully bracing walk along the beach, leading back over the Marshes to the Dun Cow for a marsh beer burger. and a pint of Adnams.

Perfect counterpoint to a lazy day yesterday!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

When beancounters run companies

Nothing gets done unless it is cost justified.

If it's cost justifiable, everyone will be doing it.

So companies discriminate by the things they do differently.

Therefore companies discriminate by the risks they take.

Here endeth the lesson.

• a generalisation I grant you, but a truth too.

The 100 club

Since I was a lad I've been aware of the club on Oxford Street but never been.

In the 50's my mother used to come here in the era of Humphrey Lyttleton.

Finally a gig I want to attend, and a ticket I could get. Steve Hogarth, better known to Marillion fans as H, his 2011 Christmas Party.

Doesn't look to me as if it's been decorated since Ma was here!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Husbands Bosworth (n.)

Following a discussion on twitter I thought I should stake my claim here to the definition of this as per Liff.

It's not in either editions of Liff, so:

Husbands Bosworth (n.) a chair or other seating apparatus provided in a boutique, for the use of men to read their Telegraph (or other lesser newspapers); thus permitting the woman to take the necessary amount of time to choose her new apparel.
NB also used to describe the tech basement in Selfridges and pubs who incorrectly call it a man crèche.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Tuesday, December 06, 2011