Stats And Happiness In England

For whatever reason I was looking at Rightmove’s annual happiness index related to where you live in the UK. First off a huge “What the actual ***” moment for Luton, a down-at-heal town forever rubbished, scorned, derided and snubbed ,multi-time winner of Britain’s Crappiest town seems to score highly on overall happiness despite how many…

Freakishly Like…

Overheard conversation between two passing young women: “And he said to me; you know, for a woman you’re freakishly like a man”.   Heaven forbid.

In life so far: strangers ask me for directions (I  look like I know where I’m going?) & they give me unwanted stuff (I look needy?). Could be worse.

Hanging Around In Limbo

I spent time in limbo last night. In my dream I was massively electrocuted by faulty wiring whilst replacing a light bulb. I writhed around seemingly painlessly and helpless as 240 volts arced through my body. I was aware of my partners distress at being unable to intervene. The world around be faded into a…

Acting Your Age

A quick visit to our only nearby supermarket, closed for the past three days due to a refurbishment, yielded an interesting example of role playing by a senior member of our society. I was standing waiting to use the self checkout facility and the seventy something guy behind me struck up a conversation about how hit and miss the…

Chimpanzee Consumers?

Oooh get you.A comment about the construction of a new shopping centre in Shepherds Bush, London by Westfield (a common name in Australia). Source Photo by LoopZilla under this creative commons license