Not to be confused with Alfred the Cake

It’s not often I feel any kind of sympathy for the Charles formerly known as Prince, but… BBC: King-size creation on display at NEC Cake International Poor bastard! (But I suppose he could always abdicake and eat it.)

National New Hat Day

To mark National New Hat Day, I thought I'd try this one out. I was tempted by a solid-gold-studded-with-exquisite-gems affair, but decided cotton was more practical.

Well, that’s tasteful!

BBC: King Charles: New royal cypher revealed Call me biased, but the letters R and C compliment each other so well. (But don’t call me Arsey, and don’t call the Charles formerly known as Prince the Bling King.)

Out of respect

Until further notice, out of respect for the late queen, Jen and I will not be listening to any Phil Collins albums. However, to mark Her Majesty’s long life, and years of dedicated service to the nation, this evening we cooked haddock and leek fishcakes. Thank you, ma’am.

Undisclosed sum

BBC: Prince Andrew settles US civil sex assault case So, that’s the end of that for the nonce. Phew! I’m very relieved. With Prince Andrew’s popularity soaring once again, now would seem the perfect time to scoop all the dripping out of our commemorative black and white Fergie & Andy wedding mug and put it… Continue reading Undisclosed sum


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

No glow

BBC: Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre on Maxwell arrestA US woman who says she was brought to Britain aged 17 to have sex with Prince Andrew has said he “should be panicking” following the arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell. Panicking, maybe, but certainly not sweating.