‘Buying Stuff.’ When I was a lad (said with the required Yorkshire accent) buying stuff was simple. Three main options were open to you. A private sale, buy through a shop or order from a catalogue. Most deals were for cash or on tick. Your rights were weak – caveat emptor was the norm. Warranty’s … Read more
‘Keep Calm and …’ Annoying isn’t it. The ‘Keep Calm and…’ epidemic that has spread across our world. It seems if you can’t come with an original slogan just borrow ‘Keep Calm and…’ as a cheap way out. Originally produced in 1939, at the outbreak of the Second World War, it was designed to raise … Read more
‘The Lad’s Weekend’ I’m not long back from the Isle of Gigha. A small island off the west coast of Scotland. Seven miles long, a mile and half wide – a hotel, a boathouse, a nine hole golf course, a shop, gardens, space for walking – and that’s kind of it. I’ve been going, on … Read more
As part of the run up to Bloody Scotland I’m interviewing Louise Welsh and Chris Brookmyre on the 4th and 5th of June respectivly for our main sponsor, Mazars, launch events. Looking forward to it.