Month: December 2005

Politics

Happy New Year From The RMT’s Bob Crow

Yes, while Crow suns himself in Egypt, anyone who has to cross London to get to or from a New Year’s Party is out of luck. You might...

TV

Dinner For One

Thanks to Slate for another story on the strangest televisual New Year’s tradition I’ve yet to hear about. Dinner For One is a...

Books

Studio 69

This is the fist Annika Bengtzon book published in the UK, but might actually be the second or third in publishing order in Sweden....

Misc

Snow

Well the snow did arrive. Just not enough. And I’ve got to say that I’ve been a bit diasppointed by the sales this year. I...

Misc

Where’s the Snow

I feel like a kid, but I’m just sitting here waiting for the much promised snow. Where is it? (Free registration reqd)...

Books

Ed Reardon’s Week

First of all, if you haven’t already heard it, dash over right now to the BBC Radio Player and listen to last Wednesday’s first...

Misc

Happy Christmas

If you’re west of somewhere in mid-Atlantic, then it’s already Christmas. If you’re east of that point and somewhere...

Misc

Horses in London

The most serene image of the day was one that faced me on Great Marlborough Street at 7.30 this morning – a line of horses trotting...

News

Intelligent Design – Not So Intelligent

(OK, that headline’s a little misleading) Update: I’ve completely changed my mind – that headline is utterly correct...

Misc

Shopping on Oxford Street

One of the most stupid things you can do at this time of year is go shopping on Oxford Street. I mean, why would you decide, at this time...