Guns are cool, mkay?

I was lucky enough to be in California before Christmas – been doing a lot of travelling lately – and got a chance to call into the LAX gun range to shoot some handguns – .22 calibre revolvers and Glock and Sig Sauer 9 mm semi-automatic handguns to be exact. (You’d never guess I spent… Continue Reading


Watch them shuffle out of the way

A friend sent me a link to this video on youtube this morning. I’m just back from a two week training trip and so I find this particularly entertaining. In Japan, bizarrely, bicycles have right of way on the footpath. Why, I have no idea, as it makes no sense whatsoever when there are perfectly… Continue Reading


Dog leash goths ‘hounded off bus’

I know it’s cruel to laugh at the afflicted, but I nearly fell off my chair today when I read this story. Dog leash goths ‘hounded off bus’ And yes, it is exactly what the headline sounds like it is. The photo is the best bit. A goth who leads his girlfriend around with a… Continue Reading


Long time no . . . blog?

Just noticed it’s been almost two months since I updated the blog. Been lots busy with travel and christmas stuff. Needless to say, there’s bloggage coming this way, but it will take a little while.


The role of the Sunday

As a journalist that works primarily with Sunday newspapers and mostly always has, I have a soft spot for the things that make Sunday newspapers different from their daily cousins. Roger Alton – editor of the Guardian – has written an excellent piece on the ongoing role of the Sunday that’s worth a read: ┬áSomething… Continue Reading