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…

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…

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…