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Real life: Where were you when Diana died?

It was 3.00am on August 31st 1997, and I was lying drunk on the floor of Stasia’s cottage, in the heart of Colonies, at the bottom of majestic Edinburgh. It was a particularly average summer, warm, humid but mainly overcast. …

Real Life: Competitive Perfection

On Friday night Hagar and I were watching a programme called something like ‘Killing The Red Baron’, in it were two ex-Fast Jet pilots, who said that all pilots, in their nature, were competitive. Hagar agreed and then recanted his …

Real Life: Toddler Torture

Last night, I was tortured by a two year old from 1am until 5am. Hagar was here, but I had to to take the torture because he was flying the next day, and I wasn’t working, but was at home …

Real Life: Coming Soon Dining In Night

One day driving to school, the Grenade was chirping to me about the eating habits of ceratopsians. I looked at him and I said, “You know what mummies don’t think about dinosaurs hardly ever.” “Really, mummy!” said the Grenade, genuinely, …

Real Life: To Our Children The Military Is A Job

I work in PR and so on occasion I have to speak to journalists. One of my clients is a defence client so yesterday I was contacted by this chap from a production company which is about to be commissioned …