Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Fuck New Year's Eve

Faux jollity. Over-drinking. Unwanted kisses. What's so great about New Year's Eve?

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Boxing Day in the USA


Yanks don't do Boxing Day. Innit shame.

Friday, December 20, 2019

Memories of Xmas Past in Far-Flung Lands


I love Christmas in London. The crowded, neurotic shops of Kensington High Street, the old, familiar bells of St Matthew's in Bayswater calling "come" to Midnight Mass, the sober tone of the Queen's Speech and the cold comfort of a James Bond flick. Not only do I love Christmas in the U.K., I miss it in mind, body and soul just like any other expat.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

O Christmas Tree!


You buy a Fraser Fir Christmas tree from Home Depot. You dress it up with baubles; you untangle the string lights; hey presto, it's Crimbo in an instant.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Xmas in Trump's America (Again...)

Eggnog. No plum pottage. Ditto mince pies or brawn (alas). Which church in the hood does midnight mass again? Welcome to the festive vulgarity of Christmas in Trump's America. 


Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Ye Olde Scrodders of Holland Park Skool


To be or not to be a Scrodder. That was the question at Holland Park School during the 1980's and 1990's. 

Monday, September 30, 2019

Adventures in Boozing


Hellraiser. A man who causes trouble by drinking, being violent, or otherwise behaving outrageously.