Sunday, May 17, 2015

Englishman at large in Grant Park

"Reg Prescott" - Kenny Everett's inept DIY expert.

Plastering is "mudding," filler is "caulk" and skirting boards are "trim" - welcome to DIY in the USA. 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Buying a House on April Fools' Day

I bought a house on April Fools' Day. More fool me? Hell no! Not at $199,000 in Grant Park, an "up and coming area" of Atlanta once populated by low income people of African-American ethnicity.  Local historical records, dating back to 1883, refer to the neighborhood as "Rebel Acres". Hmm... a fitting place for me to lay low and contemplate the here, now and whatever. 

Monday, March 23, 2015

The further adventures of an Englishman in Atlanta

11st 7lb (dude, where's my abs?), alcohol units 0 (organic carrot juice these days), cigarettes 6 (can do better).

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Loneliness of the Male Trailing Spouse


There is no greater solitude than that of the Male Trailing Spouse unless it is that of the tiger in the jungle... Perhaps...

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Winter Reading in the New South

11st 9lb (time to go up to super-middleweight?); alcohol units 0 (no booze since September 2010); Jamaican Woodbines 6 (early onset of psychosis, give up for Chinese New Year?); calories (not counting this week).

Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Stepford Husband



Where is the picture perfect town of Stepford? And what is it about this pretty postcard place that brings out the very best and the very worst in your nearest and dearest?

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Notes on the class struggle in Metro Atlanta


11st 9lb (but can lose 3lb pronto on Trader Joe's low fat chicken noodle soup diet); alcohol units 0; Jamaican Woodbines 3(vg); hamburgers 12.