Down & Out In Bournemouth & Poole: Day 13 – Things I Could Do With Bananas…..

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Some people’s attitudes don’t change, today I watched the news and found out that the government has refused planning permission for the building of a ‘mega-mosque’. The timing of this announcement, sandwiched in-between the appeal against Corporal Blackman’s conviction for … Continue reading

Lupus Est Homo Homini

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There is much to be said for dark, flowing locks and large dark eyes with a hint of the gypsy about them, And what maid will not swoon at the sight of one whose masterly gaze complements their muscular and … Continue reading

A Fortuitous Convergence of Natures

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“Is this not truly moving my dear? Perceive how they help each other climb over the overturned wagon, that they may equally partake of the spilt Tom Gin!” T’is a bright, sunlit day in London and some of that light … Continue reading

Today’s housing crisis means strangers are now sleeping two to a bed

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Housing policy and Virginia Woolf might not seem immediately obvious bedfellows but the writer, born during the Victorian era, may have struck on a solution to the almost Victorian levels of overcrowding plaguing British families today. Not everyone needs a … Continue reading

Down & Out In Bournemouth & Poole Day 12: Cold & Getting Colder

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The weather has turned cold and is getting colder, my face doesn’t change colour with any alteration in heat the way Richard’s does. Though he appears to be pretty oblivious to the cold unlike me, I shivered and shook and … Continue reading

Down & Out in Bournemouth & Poole: Day 11

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The terms of political discourse have two meanings according to Chomsky, one is the dictionary meaning; and the other a meaning that is useful for serving power. Take democracy, according to the literal meaning a society is democratic to the … Continue reading

Down & Out In Bournemouth & Poole: Day 10: The Bus Depot

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On Friday morning Little Red Riding Hood struck a pose at Poole Bus Depot, I think this Malaysian Little Red Riding Hood was male, he or she was so petite that it was hard to tell. It was kind of … Continue reading