Last May I officially became a grumpy old man when I wrote a letter to the BBC complaining about Have I Got News For You.
In the mid 1980s it wasn’t all backcombed hair and too much eyeliner. We had the miners’ strike, Thatcherism and Adam and his chuffin’ Ants. On top of that there wasn’t always much work around, so for some of us finding a “career” was a little bit random.
I think most people I know are working too hard.
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‘Treatments for tattoo removal, male pattern baldness or penile implants are no longer being funded on the NHS. Why they were in the first place is beyond me but there you go.’
Well, I for one am pleased to hear the NHS chief Sir David Nicholson say improving patient dignity is going to be the top priority for the health service next year.
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My daughter wants a gerbil for Christmas. It’s OK, I have done the “gerbils are for life, not just for Christmas” speech.
I’ve heard it said that you know you are getting old when you automatically begin to resent the young.
Sometimes at the weekend my wife and I will compare items of interest in the news; a battle of the headlines, if you will, to see whose news is most interesting. The unspoken aim of the game is to get the other person to engage with your chosen news item, thus abandoning their own.
If there is one thing frogs are well known for it is their ability to build floating foam nests. Nests that look like meringue, are perfectly balanced and protect their young in even the harshest of conditions.
I got a penknife and a book on whittling for Christmas from my wife. No, I don’t know what it means either.