A new year

The New Year is nearly here. Happy New Year in advance everyone.


What do we have to look forward to?

Well, Brexit is finally going to happen at the end of January. We enter a transition period when the politicians do the real negotiations. That has to finish by the end of the year.

It will be a period of uncertainty, for sure. Shelves in supermarkets have already been empty at times. The fresh food coming from the continent has been delayed as the new customs systems are being sorted out.

We will have problems travelling from the UK. Passport control in Europe will be stricter, there will be queues and people complaining. But it’s what they voted for.

2020 is an Olympic year. Yes, again. I gather it’s Japan. I haven’t got my brain around time zones and whatever.

The USA has presidential elections. Trump will win.

So, a depressing year ahead.

Happy new year everyone.


One of the great things about being in a big city is the choice of museums and galleries available. Actually, I know people who would refuse to go in any gallery regardless of what it is about, but I am sure they are in a minority.

Here in London we have some great places to visit. Some are free. The National Gallery, the British Museum, the Science Museum and the V&A are. If there is a special exhibition on you will probably need to pay and I suggest booking in advance (on line) to avoid disappointment.

For most places there will be security checks and limits on bags that can be carried around.

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Apparently the latest big fetish thing for men is a saline injection in your testicles.

I gather it is temporary, and the fluid is gradually absorbed by the body. But I imagine it could be addictive.

Most people seem to use small amounts of fluid, but some, of course, go to extremes using many liters: