Four days to go

I’m happily safe home from Uganda, and it was a fascinating and hugely enjoyable trip. I’m grateful for the health of the team, which meant that no one missed anything due to sickness; for the beauty of the land; and for the hugely generous welcome...

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Do you remember Clive Ponting?

I thought I would post slightly obliquely about the current political and legal chaos. The Supreme Court’s decision reminded me of two court cases long ago. In the early 1980s, Ken Livingstone’s Greater London Council (later abolished) introduced radically cheap transport fares. This was challenged in the...

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Defending women in “Evil Under The Sun”

It’s now respectable to like and enjoy Agatha Christie, and I do, as I think previous posts have amply shown. I've read nearly all the Christies, most of them more than once, and they are a great go-to comfort read; but some of them are perhaps...

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Outburst of an unhinged technophobe

It is probably appropriate to start by reminding all readers the meaning of the title PPI Blogger  - Partial, Prejudiced and Ignorant. I find our modern technological society very useful, of course, but also very frustrating. Please excuse the following outburst, not unrelated to the experience...

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