Boomerang Dad

We know all about Boomerang Kids, that growing section of the population who, having ‘left home’ (which often amounts to no more than having gone to University to get an expensive degree which carries no guarantee of employment) come back to live with their parents. This has many advantages:  it’s cheaper than paying rent, it’s … Read more

Not going out

Someone very wise –it may even have been Homer Simpson – once said; ‘why bother going out? you’re going to end up back here anyway’. Some might still be living the kind of exciting life where this is not always necessarily the case, but for the majority, and certainly for me, those words are wise … Read more

It’s a book!

For all those who couldn’t make the launch last night in Barnes Bookshop here’s what I said in my speech — with all hesitation, deviation, repetition and audience participation removed. ‘It seems entirely appropriate that my novel should be launched the day before my birthday because many people think that producing a book is just … Read more