Destined for landfill

I’ve written some limericks before, And admit their reception was poor, But, that notwithstanding, They’re so undemanding I’m entitled to do a few more. The format owes much to E. …

Paul Flynn (1935-2019)

The death of Newport West MP Paul Flynn in February has left a gaping vacuum in the Labour Party in Wales. With his departure the Party’s last example of a …

Here we go again

Wales’ campaign to qualify for the Euro 2020 finals has got off to a great start with a hard-earned, slightly fortuitous 1-0 win over Slovakia in Cardiff. It’s not easy …

Urban rats

Note: In this post the word ‘rat’ is not a metaphor for cad, cheat, nark, traitor or general bastard, of which there are plenty in Cardiff – well, not explicitly …

999

Emergency services, which service do you require – ambulance, fire, police or coastguard? Um…the police I suppose. Hold the line caller, connecting you now. South Wales Police control centre, please …

Daffodil time

Perhaps because of the mild winter, the yellow explosion of daffodils (Narcissus) seems to have come slightly earlier than usual this year, adding garish colour to public parks, roadside verges, …

Let them eat lentils

In preparation for the imminent collapse of the UK economy, it is now prudent to begin stockpiling essential supplies that might at least see you through a couple of months …

Tory Welsh Secretaries

There have been 18 Secretaries of State for Wales so far and the current incumbent, little Alun Cairns, is the 10th Conservative in the post. The job, which supposedly obliges …

The gathering

They were all there… ♫♫♫ Paddy O’Hare and Billy McGrew And Mick O’Flaherty too, Tramadol Tess, Big Matt and Big Liz, Bigs Ron, Craig, James and Andrew, Big Chrissie, Big …

No place like home

Getting old has many disadvantages, primarily the consequences of cell death and physical decline. It’s an appalling process, made worse than it need be due to the complete lack of …