When a family member becomes seriously ill and is admitted and re-admitted to hospital for tests and treatments and surgery, what doesn’t really qualify as support and comfort to the […]
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I’ve just spent a few days looking after a couple of friends’ dog during their trip abroad for a family celebration. This arrangement was borne of my querying the desirability […]
I am wont, over a drink with either fellow aficionados or indulgent people possessed of too much politeness to tell me to shut up, to bore on about (the music […]
This is the letter that landed 100 academics the inaugural Idler Academy Bad Grammar award. Well, we might pedantically recoil at a missing comma and a misplaced apostrophe in the […]
Before you next base a half-day out on the information earnestly provided in one of those charming books romanticising a number of suggested pub-walks circuiting within the boundaries of whichever […]
Good afternoon. Here is the news. Her Majesty the Queen has recovered from the slight sniffle that prevented her usual attendance at church on Sunday, and is thus well enough […]
“The best Bond ever?! Who wrote that?” “I don’t know.” “Wasn’t French, was it?” “I don’t know.” “Some reviewer recently said or wrote that it’s ‘The best Bond ever.’ Is […]