Musings From The Padded Cell

Beer Is Good For You!

“Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer.”
Henry Lawson

News from the latest edition of the fabulous Tyke Taverner confirms the health and social benefits of drinking beer.

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A Pint Of Lemonade And A Bus Timetable Please.

Walking is man's best medicine. Hippocrates I woke to a beautiful Spring morning last Saturday. The sun was shining and birds were tweeting in the remaining available trees on my street. It was time again to make our annual pilgrimage to … [Continue reading]

Chainsaw Massacre: Lunatics Still On The Run.

"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits." Albert Einstein One of the most attractive features of the quiet little street I live on are the gorgeous cherry blossom trees that bring colour, fragrance and … [Continue reading]

Happy As A Proverbial Pig.

"In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt." Margaret Atwood As the onset of Spring teases us gardeners back into potting and planting mode, I thought I'd take a trip to see my gardening Guru Ken. At the local … [Continue reading]

Councillors Caught Shafting In Budget Meeting!

"Better keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool rather than open it and remove all doubt." Denis Thatcher perhaps describing one or two who sit in City Hall? The asylum was full for the budget meeting as the usual bunch of freeloaders and … [Continue reading]

A Guest Piece – Frank Levy

I'm delighted to provide another guest slot this week and once again, the subject is rugby league. Although never having played the game (far too soft!) it is a game I have watched over the years especially each time Australia come across to whip us. … [Continue reading]

Airfix For Adults

"To show how this decision was based on imperfect knowledge, which will now become informed knowledge." Mr T.Blair, urging a rethink on Brexit, conveniently forgets sexed-up dossiers, somewhere called Iraq and a career built on lying through his … [Continue reading]

The Original La La Land – Bradford Council.

"Power is always dangerous. Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best." Edward Abbey … [Continue reading]

Grandma’s Kitchen

"Give no more to every guest, Than he is able to digest, Give him always of the prime, And but little at a time." Grandma Ada's The Main Cookery Book (15th Edition) first printed 1929. … [Continue reading]

The Idle Draper – Tailored To Fit.

"Show me a man who lives alone and has a perpetually clean kitchen and 8 times out of 9 I'll show you a man with detestable spiritual qualities." Charles Bukowski … [Continue reading]