When we booked our holiday, one of the requirements was that you must have a passport that is valid for six months after the return date. This winds me up. You can have a passport that expires in December but you can’t use it after June so your ten-year passport is effectively only valid for […]
Entries Tagged as 'Europe'
January 21st, 2013 · Comments Off on To refer or not to refer · Politics
Whenever there is discussion about Britain’s place in Europe there is one argument that always gets trotted out in favour of a referendum; that most of us never got a chance to vote last time round because we were too young or not even born. By that logic we should have a referendum on EU […]
October 24th, 2011 · Comments Off on The Eurovote · Politics
What a good evening it has been this evening. In the early evening Jayne and I watched Cop Out on DVD (v. amusing. Both enjoyed it, and it only cost three quid) then I listened to the end of the West Ham game on Radio Five Live Extra (One-nil to the Hammers) and rounded it […]
September 25th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Life
A quick quiz: who knows what this picture is?
I find it is good for the nerves to not get too wound up about stuff, to try and remain sanguine in the face of adversity, and to look on the bright side.Â It is something I have been trying to do for some time now, hence the appearance of being semi-detached at times. In […]
May 20th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Politics
I got home from work today to find a pile of comedy election leaflets.
May 16th, 2009 · Comments Off on Not the Eurovision · Music
I may watch part of Eurovision tonight, just to see how well Patricia Kaas does.Â I think I would be more likely to watch it if Germany entered Tanzwut in the competition.Â Â In case anybody thought I had invented the idea of Tanzwut (the medieval metal band featuring bagpipes) here is proof that they exist: […]
May 10th, 2009 · Comments Off on Business as usual · Politics
Undeterred by all the doom and gloom, we had a busy weekend in Horsham, delivering European election material, and we are all pleased with our efforts. We took a large pile of newspapers and worried that we were being over-ambitious, but with delivering sessions on Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon we got through […]
At the moment I am reading a history of the 1970s and enjoying it a lot more than I expected to.Â Â Last night I was at the section covering Britain’s entry to the Common Market and there was an interesting poll about attitudes at the time.