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Chrimbo in Soho

When I first moved to The Big Office In Soho I was taken for an induction meeting. After all the usual office stuff (lift with your knees, don’t try to repair the copier with sellotape, don’t sell your security pass to tramps) we inductees were given a warning about working in this part of town. […]

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1.6093km wide of the truth

Yesterday morning we got a Government press release: “Government saves the Pint and the Mile”. This morning, the Express takes the story and runs with it while flicking V signs across the channel as it goes. Lede paragraph: “THE British pint, mile and ounce were saved yesterday as Brussels finally quit trying to kill them […]

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Stating the obvious again

A thought: we’re often told that the web will democratise the flow of information, freeing people from a system where the news is filtered through a small group of people working in the media. We are, however, usually told this by a small group of people working in the media. The only difference is that […]

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MokoMoko

When I get a cold, I get a hankering for wasabi peas. When I get a hankering for wasabi peas, it’s time to pop round to Arigato on Brewer Street. And when I go to Arigato, I always end up buying so much stuff, not all of which I know how to actually cook. Oops. […]

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A footware related horror story..

Suddenly, in the dead of light, the young shoe was visited by a strange apparition of his future self. “Beware!”, said the old shoe. “I was once like you – watertight and supple. Then that idiot stomped his way across London and back every day because he can’t stand taking the tube, and now look […]

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Damn you, Jimbo!

I normally try to leave Have Your Say stuff to Speak You’re bRanes, but couldn’t resist this. What does Janine want from the Queen’s Speech? A new law to stop Britain becoming more of a police state than it already is. An end to the climate hype and green taxes, political correctness banned, the government […]

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On Britishness

Found this while desperately searching for a short alternative to the horrible word “Brit” – it’s from the Wikipedia entry for British People: So representing the entire historical population of this nation we have three Prime Ministers, one engineer, one philosopher, one military figure, one Olympic athlete and, er, a second rate actress. I say […]

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