Molly Carter (2006–2021)

My late mum’s dog (and, since 2009, my dad’s dog and companion), Molly, died yesterday, exactly 12 years to the day after my mum died. Molly was, as I’m sure you’ll realise, the best dog ever. We’ll all miss her. Thanks, Pups! See also: Meet Molly Carter

Dangerous perversion

BBC News: Doctor Hossam Metwally poisoned partner in ‘exorcism ritual’An anaesthetist who poisoned his partner in a series of botched exorcism ceremonies is facing jail.Hossam Metwally, 61, performed a “dangerous perversion” of the Islamic Ruqya ritual on Kelly Wilson at the couple’s home in Grimsby. The implication seems to be that not all exorcism ceremonies… Continue reading Dangerous perversion


Change needed to tackle climate crisis, says woman with four kids, three castles, two houses, and a palace.

Jobsworth at work

It’s great to see the post-Brexit Great British workforce, having thrown off the shackles of woke, EU red-tapery, has finally been allowed to rediscover a sense of pride in its work. It’s craftsmanship and a work ethic like this that put us on the moon! 🇬🇧

Face down

For a brief moment this morning, I thought I’d spotted a corpse in the river at the back of the Co-op.

Gambling habit

New York Post: California nun to plead guilty for stealing over $800K to help pay for gambling trips That has got to be worth three Hail Maries and a How’s Your Father! Sister Kreuper, eh? Sister Croupier, more like!

Missing cat

BBC: Houston tiger: Animal missing for a week locatedThe animal was spotted out on the streets on 9 May. When officers arrived at the scene, a man [who was on bail for murder] put the tiger into an SUV and drove off, police said. Houston Police attempted to follow the vehicle but lost sight of… Continue reading Missing cat