THE BUZZSAW AWARDS 2020 List reflects this year’s most frequent submissions to www.thebuzzsaw.co.uk, now in its 10th year The Buzzsaw, an online tool that strips the buzzwords out of press releases, speeches and blog posts, today announces […]
The Prawn Identity
Australia’s a big place. Commuting from one self-isolation location to another responsibly, while avoiding the few airlines flying, I clocked up enough miles to drive from London to Tehran. There are miles and miles of […]
I half expect that I’ll spot Woody from the Bay City Rollers on the forecourt, his head looking even more like a failed game of Ker Plunk.
Sketches of Little Britain
A few recent scribbles.
I’ve been a Paul Simon fan for more than 40 years. My parents owned Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme. It was one of the I’d-inevitably-know-inside-out standards that my dad would play on the weekends, along with […]
I’ve found a buried chest
The term “cliffhanger” is considered to have originated with the serialised version of Thomas Hardy’s A Pair of Blue Eyes, published serially in Tinsley’s Magazine in 1873. At the end of one instalment, Henry Knight, one of […]
Everything turns. I’ve spent too long lately staring at a blank sheet of paper. I was never a great student. I was, as one of my lecturers put it, “the type of scholar who, when entranced […]
Line by line
I’ve been teaching myself to draw. It’s a long time since I’ve picked up a pencil for any meaningful length of time and I’m loving it. The results are patchy, but there’s a great deal […]
RIP Clive James
I first read Clive James, in barren suburban Australia, pre-teen, early seventies, when my dad would bring home piles of old copies of The Observer from the office. He’d bring them home to evoke homesickness, but […]
“I, in my great and unmatched wisdom…”
Trump’s latest eternal quote, destined for thirty ‘how not to’ textbooks, and a brilliant Brian Bilston poem by lunchtime, lays bare his Achilles heel. Before the political dark ages, a pre-Christmas episode of Question Time […]