Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days (Benjamin Franklin)
Want to look your best at Xmas? Continue reading Put your best face forward at Xmas
Gert started thinking about this after reading about an (imaginary) app called LovStat that records how much your partner loves you. Continue reading The time bank app
Fair shake of the sauce bottle, cobber. It’s a bit unfair to put Vegemite on the same plane as sheep’s eyeball juice and fruit bats or roasted guinea pigs. Continue reading The Disgusting Food Museum
We all go to bed for a week every month. Every single man, woman and child in the country. Cripples, drunks, policemen, watchmen – everybody. Nobody is allowed to be up. No newspapers, buses, pictures or any other class of amusement allowed at all. And no matter who you are you must be stuck inside the bed there. Readin’ a book, of course, if you like. But no getting up stakes.
(The Best of Myles, Picador 1968, p. 46). Continue reading The one and only Flann O’Brien
That got your attention, didn’t it? Gert’s eyes nearly popped out of her head when she read it in the news this week. Not to mention these even more extraordinary breaches of protocol: Continue reading Meghan Markle closes car door