Tony Drury
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Aged 72, Tony is a follower of the wisdom of Albert Einstein: “When a man stops learning, he starts dying.” He lives in Bedford with his wife Judy. They value every trip down the M1 to Watford to be with Grandson Henry.

Do Men and Women Think Differently? – Tony’s Monday Moan

So what do you think?  Do you agree or not that men and women think differently? Today, Tony’s having another go at pseudoscience and the ongoing debate on the differences between men’s brains and women’s brains … (Right Moaners, let’s…

Novella Nostalgia – The Monday Moan

“Ant, I prefer to read literature.” The speaker was my sister. My family name is ‘Anthony’. Gill calls me ‘Ant’. I found the girls at the tennis club (I was fourteen years old when the chemicals started stirring) thought it…

The Brutal Face of Business – Tony’s Monday Moan

Today Tony’s having a good old moan about the brutal face of business!  Asset stripping, immoral businessmen … you name it! “A bottle of Gevrey Chambertin,” I said to the waiter. Asset Stripping My lunch guest raised his eyebrows. Jim…

Robert Maxwell’s Death – Tony’s Monday Moan

Last week Tony told us all about his dealings with the obnoxious Robert Maxwell.  This week he continues with Robert Maxwell’s Death … “You’re no fucking good.” These were the last words ever said to me by Captain Bob. It…

Fifty Years of Progress – The Monday Moan

28 September 1968. What happened? See photograph below. I met Judy when I started work at Midland Bank, Kidderminster. She was the manager’s secretary and my ambition showed at an early stage. A beautiful wife and a lift-off for my…

Pseudoscience – Tony’s Monday Moan

Pseudoscience, mumbo-jumbo, claptrap, old-fashioned nonsense? What’s Tony moaning about this week? My pal Rupert is a former consultant gynaecologist. He is spending some of his retirement years thinking about the conundrums of life. He insisted I read an article in…

The Ageing Population

You are in the majority. That is if you are aged over 65. I will explain the importance of this statement shortly.  Some good news though. The latest life expectancy tables show that women will live to 83 years of…

Tax Avoidance – Tony’s Monday Moan

Here is an insult to your integrity. The following statement was made recently by a HM Revenue & Customs spokesman: Everyone must pay their fair share of tax, regardless of wealth and status – no one is above the law…

Become a Millionaire – The Monday Moan

YOU can become a millionaire. I reveal ‘How’ below. Sir Gareth Southgate? An article in ‘The Times’ saying that the HM Revenue and Customs is now vetting nominees for honours prompted this week’s moan. If it believes any person has…

Music and Sport – The Monday Moan

Are you emotional? Classic FM listeners have been voting on the top ten most popular pieces of sporting classical music. Their presenter, Karthi Gnanasegaram, said that classical music and the biggest sporting events “take you on an emotional roller-coaster.” Bertrand…