9 famous whales

By on 12th February, 2015

I haven't written one of these top-however-many-whatever posts for ages, as there haven't been many opportunities. Monday 2nd February was Marmot Day, but I can't think of a single marmot in popular culture. Perhaps there's a...

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Best foot forward

By on 23rd January, 2015

God, there certainly are some weird occasions in the DOTY calendar. Like, really weird, really random and really quite pointless, such as Measure Your Feet Day. Still, if you have fun doing it I guess it isn't pointless after all, and...

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Show & Tell: My office

By on 8th January, 2015

Remember when you used to take something to school for Show and Tell? I think it's more of an American thing, or at least not so much a British thing, but we might have had...

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Yorkshire Trivia

By on 3rd January, 2015

I love random little facts and figures; nuggets of information that can be shared over a pint or when there's a lull in a conversation. But trivia isn't only good for pub quizzes and game...

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Old style hats and coats

By on 23rd December, 2014

Families are important. From the parents who made you to those who came before them, wearing what Philip Larkin called "old-style hats and coats" in his brilliantly controversial poem This Be The Verse: without family, none of us would be...

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Jumpers for charity

By on 12th December, 2014

Today, Friday 12 December, is Ugly Christmas Sweater Day, encouraging us to rummage around and find a particularly crazy-looking woolly garment that's been hidden away for a year, or maybe even buy one specially. Various...

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