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Real Life:Eco-Quarter

I was just reading Heather’s blog about how much she hates Red magazine because it’s full of adverts and guff, and I said I like the magazine The Green Parent. It’s tough to try and live sustainably when you are …

Real Life: It’s official – I am past it!

Yes – it’s true, I am officially old and past it. Those high jinx days are over! I am sorry to disappoint you all. Hagar only tutted twice when I heckled and then I stopped just because I wanted to …

Real Life: Tonight we dine-in

First, of all I am praying Hagar doesn’t decide to come home for lunch! House equals Armageddon. I am at home with my little menace today, and she is just a motorised, chaos creator hell bent on household destruction. She …

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 …