At the start of every work week

I’m sure a lot of us feel this way when our alarms go off on Sunday or Monday mornings. Cheer up, the weekend is only 5 days away!

When you make a spectacularly awful joke…

The person on the extreme left of this panel looks like he made a spectacularly awful joke but nobody is having it.  There is not even a trace of a smile on anybody’s face. Joke maker’s reaction: “I’ll just get my coat then!” Everybody else’s reaction: “K” Hope that made you laugh! Have a good…

Work week and rostering

For a lot of us worker bees here in the Middle East, the work week begins tomorrow. Even if your job is not a drudgery, the very fact that you need to get back into a routine puts you off. However, for as long as humans have had a settled, non-nomadic lifestyle there have probably…

The 2014 Book Mosaic

The one resolution that I remember having made last year for myself was to read 52 books over the year. Imagine my dismay then when around the 2nd week of December I realised I was still in the paltry mid-20s. Over the next few days I began reading books like I was possessed. There is…

What I Hate…

I wrote this a while ago but hadn’t posted it before..so here goes It always begins as almost every other begins. After a few frantic minutes of “has anyone seen my keys” or “my phone is missing”, I get into my car puffing and panting like a steam engine pulling an overly burdensome load. I…

Buy Two Books Get Kitty Free

The bookstore at the Hemingway house at Key West, Florida is a treat not just for fans of the author but also for cat lovers. Frisky, dignified, curious, uninterested- you name it but cats of all attitudes inhabit the house and the shop. A must see destination!  

How Many Typos Can You Spot?

Guess who used Google Translate? A long time ago, I wrote a crazy post about an upmarket hotel that had a brochure with an atrocious number of typos in it. On my visit to Italy last year, I chanced upon an equally hilarious document (this time at the Ramada Naples) that was stuck on the…