Monthly Archives: December 2011

Death of Vaclav Havel

In the words of W H Auden commemorating JFK: When a just man dies, Lamentation and praise, Sorrow and joy, are one.

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Moi aussi

Well now, I have a confession to make.  Given what I have to own up to, online is the obvious place for me to do this. But let me start with my problem as it has been up till now.

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Cameron drain cleaner

Some years ago, we discovered that the drainpipe emptying the bath had got clogged up.  I went to a local hardware shop and bought a tin of drain-cleaning fluid.  I poured this down the pipe.  Unfortunately the product was too … Continue reading

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