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.

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…

What Makes YOU Laugh? – Tony’s Anti Monday Moan

Tony seems to spend half us life moaning meldrewesquely about something or other!  Today marks a sea-change though as he asks what makes you laugh? Q. What is the best time of day to see a Chinese dentist? A. Tooth…

Food Intake and Weight Control – The Monday Moan

My pal Richard lives on his weighing scales.  Every morning he stands on the platform and registers the reading. This has consequences because we go to rugby matches together.  If, on the day of the game, his weight is stable…

A Man Called Boris – Tony’s Monday Moan

It’s SUMMER QUIZ time. Hidden in the completely fictional story about a politician called Boris are the titles of three classic films. Can you spot them? The Politician who thought he was Winston Churchill … Boris struggled to pull up…

Marriage – Tony’s Monday Moan

This week Tony is having a good old moan about marriage and relationships … “This Moan is about a ten-point marriage survival kit. “Husbands are like fire. They go out when unattended” Zsa Zsa Gabor A report, conducted by the…

Human Deception – Tony’s Monday Moan

Today Tony’s having a rant about those little fibs we all tell ourselves. Just human nature?  Or is it human deception? “I am an author who writes crime novels (featuring DCI Sarah Rudd) and novellas.  I saw my sister recently…

Depressed or Fed up – Tony’s Monday Moan

Depressed or fed up? Depression is a genuine medical condition, a real illness with very real symptoms. Depression is a mental disorder and is way more than just feeling miserable or unhappy for a few days. We have all come…

Moral Hazard – Tony’s Monday Moan

 BREAKING NEWS: ‘A car has been hit in Shropshire by a train on a level crossing. Our thoughts go out to those hurt and their families. We are trying to ascertain who’s to blame.’ This typical news feature demonstrates that,…

The NHS – The Monday Moan

Happy birthday! Today (5 July 2018) is the seventieth birthday of the National Health Service. The celebrations are all around us. Which is interesting because it is in a state of near collapse. In 2019 Government expenditure is projected to…

Prisoners of Geography – The Monday Moan

Are native populations prisoners of geography ? Geoffrey Boycott (77) who, according to G. Boycott, is the greatest ever English batsman, is a southerner. He was born in Fitzwilliam near to Pontefract, which is in Yorkshire. Southern Yorkshire is in…