Author Archives: The grouch

Infernal machine!

That infernal rowing machine has got it in for me!  It wants me off and no doubt about it.  Lazy machine doesn’t want to be rowed! When cranking the resistance up to life-threatening levels for prolonged periods doesn’t work it … Continue reading






Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Restaurant Rage?

I need to calibrate my behaviour – is it reasonable to ask my friends?  Will they tell me straight? My parents are returning to Australia tomorrow and they wanted to take me, Katie and the kids to dinner before they … Continue reading






Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Guts and Gonads

It finally went too far … I saw some sort of mission on the wall of a school yesterday that had the ambition of “winning the hearts and minds” of the students.  It means nothing if they haven’t won the … Continue reading






Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

BMI deceptions

We just got a letter from Islington NHS saying that Jed is overweight!  How can that be – Jed at nearly 5 years old is lean and fit.  There’s barely any fat on him at all. Apparently this wonderful news … Continue reading






Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment