Musings From The Padded Cell

Welcome To Bradford.

“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.” Groucho Marx In 2015 I wrote an article that upset the poor little local Labour Party. … [Continue reading]

Free School – For Who?

"The old emphasis upon superficial differences that separate peoples must give way to education for citizenship in the human community." Norman Cousins A bit deep that one to start with but you might get my on... … [Continue reading]

It’s Wagyu Sir!

"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future." John F. Kennedy More murky goings on at City Hall last week with two stories in the local rag on the same day which tended to suggest a … [Continue reading]

The Golden Age Of The Idiot.

“Stay away from dumb, gentlemen.” Coach Eric Taylor from the fictional Friday Night Lights. Conclusive proof - were it ever needed - that Hapless Hinchcliffe and the Crony Gang are readers of Idlelord. … [Continue reading]

Memories For Sale.

“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” C.S. Lewis Many years ago, a few of us had a shared fairy tale of playing for England, cricket preferably but football would do, infact tiddlywinks would have been okay. … [Continue reading]

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. … [Continue reading]

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]