Monthly Archives: October 2011

William Brown…

…my hero! Advertisements

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Sir Gadabout Goes to Turkey!

I’ve just received my copies of Turkish editions of three Sir Gadabout books, and not only am I chuffed that his world domination continues apace, but I love the covers. I reckon these are the best of all the editions, … Continue reading

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Here I am!

I’m settling nicely into my new wordpress home, and the transfer of my blog from tumblr went much more smoothly than I expected (thanks to a great free program called tumblr2wordpress). The post headings and the images didn’t make it, … Continue reading

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Mobile Phones…

Moble phones are useful devices because they enable people to communicate over long distances WITHOUT HAVING TO SHOUT. Pass it on.

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More Biscuits

A complaint has flooded in regarding the Most Versatile Biscuit award and the omission of the ever-popular Custard Cream. You can dunk it, eat it as it is, prize it apart and lick or nibble the cream, and probably do … Continue reading

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Dangling Modifiers

I am re-reading my well-thumbed copy of Bill Bryson’s Troublesome Words, and I couldn’t help chuckling at this example of what he calls a dangling modifier: “Although sixty-one years old when he wore the original suit, his waist was only … Continue reading

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Martyn’s 27th Annual Biscuit Awards

Most Promising Newcomer – CADBURY’S CARAMEL BISCUITS. A little contrived, but combining a biscuit with a much-loved chocolate bar. Best Dunker – The GINGER BISCUIT in its many guises and names. Perfect as a treat with a nice cuppa. Best … Continue reading

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