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7 Reasons Marc Is Wrong About The Nautical Look

7 Reasons Marc Is Wrong About The Nautical Look

Yesterday, Marc wrote a post called, 7 Reasons That The Nautical Look Is Objectionable. I read it aghast. How could someone so intelligent be so wrong? Today, I aim to put right his wrongs. 1. Saturation Point. Too much of a thing is never good – which is why I’m editing this with a hangover – and the nautical look is everywhere.  It’s finally reached saturation point and now it seems that almost every woman in the UK is dressed as a...

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Russian Roulette Sunday: Make Do And Mend.

Russian Roulette Sunday: Make Do And Mend.

Hello. It’s Sunday again. And Sundays come as Sundays do – after five days of hoping that the other 7 Reasons writer has come up with something for Sunday. They never have. Which is why Marc came to me yesterday, breathless and devoid of inspiration, and said, ‘We don’t have anything for Sunday do we?’ ‘No,’ I replied, supping on a cup of tea and stroking my mirror. ‘Damn,’ was his silent...

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7 Reasons You Know You Are Still A Child At Heart

7 Reasons You Know You Are Still A Child At Heart

  1.  Aversion to Pavements Part 1. There’s a wall a couple of feet high next to the pavement. That looks like a far more entertaining place to walk. Especially as it’s quite thin and so has an element of risk. 2.  Aversion to Pavements Part 2. Cracks. They’re disasterous things to have on pavements. You must avoid them. Stepping on the cracks mean you lose the game. And the world implodes. 3.  Your Colleague’s...

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7 Reasons to Love Christmas Day

7 Reasons to Love Christmas Day

1. Children. Christmas isn’t really for grown-ups, it’s about children. For them, the anticipation is incredible and, when the day itself comes, it’s all new and exciting. When the children burst into our bedroom at 6 o’clock this morning and jumped up and down on the bed screaming “It’s Christmas, it’s Christmas!” we were very moved. We don’t know whose children they were, or how they got into our house, but we were...

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7 Reasons to Pretend to be a Pirate

7 Reasons to Pretend to be a Pirate

1.  It’s cool. Whatever you do, there’s nothing that’s cooler than dressing up as a pirate.  Being a poet is cool but people don’t dress up as poets.  Being an architect is cool but people don’t dress up as architects.  Being a deep sea diver is cool but people don’t dress up as deep sea divers.  Probably one of the coolest things you can do is be in a really good rock band.  Look at Johnny Kidd and the Pirates, they were a...

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