In Praise Of...

  • 29 April 2013

    AU revoir.

  • 27 April 2013

    In a week which saw politicians in London and Edinburgh enter full-on spat mode over the future of Scottish banknotes post-independence, it's easy to forget that the note which always everybody's favourite – the Scottish £1 note – was going the way of the dodo even by the time of devolution.

  • 26 April 2013

    THIS week we celebrated World Book Day.

  • 24 April 2013

    I CANNOT imagine playing War Pigs, Paranoid or Children of the Grave to my flowers, but it's what top horticulturalists are recommending.

  • 23 April 2013

    In a world where most people spend their working week in dull suiting and their weekends in laid-back jeans and t-shirts, thank heavens for weddings and formal events that require us to dress up in our Sunday best.

  • 22 April 2013

    IF I won a million pounds, I'd pay off my mortgage, have my first holiday in ages and buy one of those pizzas with the extra topping.

  • 12 April 2013

    It's a scenario that, given the current austerity drive and soaring fuel prices, could easily become a reality in the UK.

  • 11 April 2013

    And cavewomen, of course, because although the notion of gender equality wasn't fully formed during the pre-historic period, a cave needed a Ma and a Pa if it was to be properly populated.

  • 10 April 2013

    TIME to 'fess up.