In Britain, you are rarely more than a days walk to a meal or a bed for the night. I don’t walk some of the wilder mountains and moorlands of the country, but everywhere else I plan for no more than two nights sleeping outside; especially if I want to…


For people who haven’t heard about the great resignation phenomenon, read this article from Forbes first.

What struck me was this piece of sage advice from the commentator, a senior recruitment specialist.

“My advice is please don’t quit your job unless you have something else already lined up. It’s too…


I responded to a post about the mind’s capacity for dealing with the new by suggesting that maybe growing up, first with ubiquitous television then with smartphones, when they are central to our lives might have changed the way humans think. And that might not be a good thing for…


As far as I can tell, no one under 30 keeps a shelf of cookery books. …


I wish I could remember her name and that of her father. Her family came from Jamaica to England in the 1960s and she helped me in the office with fairly routine administration work. …


Prime Minister Boris Johnson had a great idea, he would solve England’s housing problem by making it simpler. For too long, he thought, British local government’s time serving planners were getting in the way of a post-Brexit economic boom by petty rules that made getting permits to build in popular…


Anyone who had read The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Books by Douglas Adams know well this quote:

A fabulously beautiful planet, Bethselamin is now so worried about the cumulative erosion by ten billion visiting tourists a year that any net imbalance between the amount you eat and the amount…


The Author As A Young Boy 1967— Video Capture

It was early evening. Instead of using my tickets to see “The Dammed” at the Students Union hall with a friend, I was in the University library in the publications section trying my hardest to study for an exam. …


I was clearing out our garage and taking stuff to our local recycling centre when I came across this sign. “Please Follow Staff Advice At All Times”. Being the pedant that I am I immediately took offence at the language. It’s not “advice” if you must follow it at all…


My father and his friends would often swap their funniest stories whilst under the influence of alcohol, so it is no coincidence, now that I recall them, that they were mostly about alcohol.

The ending, “… and he was as drunk as a lord …” seemed to be the invariable…

Lachlan Robertson

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