The Faux Pas – Tony’s Monday Moan

The French phrase ‘ faux pas ’ translates to ‘false step’. A political equivalent happened last Friday when Sir Christopher Chope OBE, MP (Con: Christchurch: first elected 1983: majority 2017: 25,171) committed Westminster suicide. A barrister, he blocked a private…

Understanding Women – Tony Drury’s Monday Moan

I’m 71 years old and so it’s early days but I still haven’t got my head around understanding women. My pal said to his wife, “that was lovely meal”. She replied: “Aren’t all my meals lovely?” The Psychology of Shopping…

Baby Names – Tony’s Monday Moan

This week my Monday Moan is all about Baby Names … To start though … You will earn my sincere respect if you can provide the FULL title of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s third child. What was the…

Keeping In Shape – The Monday Moan

She peered into my eyes and sighed: her scent was fragrant. She told me to look at her left ear. Her name was Hermione.  That’s what is said on her employer’s name tag. She asked me not to move. As…

The Blame Culture – Tony’s Monday Moan

The recent tragic case of toddler Alfie Evans, and the attempts of his parents Kate James and Thomas Evans to defy medical opinion, follows on the similar heart wrenching death of Charlie Gard. His parents, Connie Yates and Chris Gard…

Speeding – The Monday Moan

Guilty as charged! I was doing 34mph in a 30mph restricted area through a Bedfordshire village (population 34) in a queue of cars. I was late for my lunch and I was hungry.  Judging by the look of joy on…

Humour in Sport – The Monday Moan

The death of Keith Murdock (74) will only mean something to sports fanatics. The humour in sport might register more to you.  So, this week, it’s perhaps a groan rather than a moan. Murdock, a New Zealander, is considered by…

Australian Cricketers – The Monday Moan

I get it. You want to understand why Australian cricketers keep crying. My editor, the lovely Kathryn, lives in fear of being convicted of ‘The Monday Moan’ libel. Well she might because I will be writing about Jeremy Corbyn. However,…

Don’t Read This If You Are A Cyclist.

The Monday Moan I blame Boris Johnson and his London based eighteen mile east-west  superhighway for cyclists.  All well and good when you go everywhere by limousine. Cyclists are human exocets. They ride on pavements without a care. Some think…