What am I paying for?

To use a Masterchef cliché - train companies, in particular Northern Rail, need to up their respective games. It’s simply not good enough, and it’s particularly annoying because there’s nothing I can really do about it. They’ve caught me in their outdated iron web of screechy, wobbly incompetence.

A night at “the Speedway”…

Among the many and varied sports that I've enjoyed watching over the years on Sky Sports and Eurosport, speedway is perhaps the most annoying one that my parents have had to put up with. Moving to Manchester has provided me with a lot of opportunities, not least of which being the chance to visit the... Continue Reading →

Xin Nian Kuai Le – Happy New Year!

2017, the Year of the Rooster. Also the year of my first Chinese New Year celebration. Historically, I would spend this occasion moping around the house, stomach rumbling, annoyed that the local Chinese takeaways had been closed for the day. But that was when I lived in Saintfield, where the Lucky Boat and Beijing House... Continue Reading →


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