Mr Grumpy . . . 2nd August, 2018

Remember, as a child, getting the holiday special edition of your favourite comic as you set off in the family Hillman Hunter for a week in Bournemouth? Mr Grumpy, whom we doubt was ever a child, promises this is like that. More next week.
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I’m on holiday.
Although, by the time you read this, I’ll be back and probably stuck on the M25 somewhere blaming God for inventing motorways, although equally grateful for inventing a plane that didn’t plummet from the sky into a sea full of sharks, to feed on what remained of my broken body. God is — in my experience — generally quite fair, even if Martin McGuinness did live longer than my father.

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