Troy Does Not Exist

There’s nothing more breathtakingly frustrating than modern technology. When something that in your foolish innocence you assumed would be a simple task turns into a battle of Woman Vs Machine. I’ve just had this experience, rather unexpectedly, and I’ve utterly lost the fight. I’m writing some descriptions of Turkish holiday resorts for work at the moment and I thought…

“A non-chain chain”

My latest fit of apoplectic rage has been gifted to me by the arrival of the bread shop Gail’s in Crouch End. The statement on their website is quite breathtakingly irritating: Like our bread, we handcraft each GAIL’s shop to be unique and have its own personality. GAIL’s fits into its local environment, adapting to…

Rant of the Week

I may be a bit slow off the mark here, but I’ve just come across this. Over in the God-bothering land of Arkansas, there’s a cable tv show dedicated to a family with 18 kids ‘and counting’. (I’m not even going to start with Nadya Suleman, who I think is more of a victim of…