Hostile Hotel

I had booked a ticket to see Simply Red in concert in a seaside town and decided I’d like an overnight stay in a hotel afterwards. I visited the town three weeks beforehand and saw a hotel I liked the… Read More ›

Halloween Never Ends

Universal recently confirmed the release in October of a new Halloween film, Halloween Ends. This will be the 13th Halloween instalment and is widely looked forward to, probably because people are now hoping it is the actual end. In previous… Read More ›

Tanning Salons

My High Street is about to get a new Tanning Salon in a prime location – the corner of the High Street and the first shop you see when arriving from the train station and between McDonald’s and Wetherspoons. It’s… Read More ›


I recently received my first postcard for 10 years. Having been posted a fortnight earlier from Italy, the sender had, typically, arrived back before the card. Maybe it will take even longer after Brexit as it will have to be… Read More ›

Wish You Were Here

During the recent one-day heatwave, I visited Margate by myself and discovered that going to the seaside as a solo guy isn’t as great as going with my fiancée.Firstly, without your partner or kids, you can’t go swimming in the… Read More ›

Picture Perfect

I visited a photo booth to get my dreaded passport renewal pictures taken.Years ago, you had to adjust the swirly chair several times and try to ignore the conversations of irritable people waiting outside or young children playing with the… Read More ›