Happy Burns Night!

I had to dust off my pitifully neglected blog eventually, and what better occasion than the birthday of Scotland’s Bard, the original Makar himself, Rabbie Burns (note the ‘a’ in ‘Rabbie’, Americans). So what does Burns mean to me? Well very little, if I’m being totally honest. My Granddad on my Mum’s side liked to […]

Michael Jackson 1958 – 2009

So farewell then, Michael Jackson. White-gloved, twinkle-toed Peter Pan of pop. You were untouchable until the 1990s. Since then you’ve been far too touching. Seriously though, we can all snigger at the jokes, but we shouldn’t let the wisecracks – or the meaningless 24hr news channels that are still dredging up the archive footage and […]