I would like to start by saying, it’s not that I don’t like horses, I don’t mind horses. I am quite indifferent to them really. They do a tremendous job of pulling […]
Rugby World Cup organisers? We are outraged!
I don’t usually post one day after another but this is such a huge issue this is a properly irate rant rather than just an ill-informed one. The Rugby World Cup Organisers […]
A good cure for too much to drink?
This is my first post via an iPad! I’m on holiday in France at the moment, it’s fabulously sunny and warm. I’m having a very relaxing time spending my days reading or […]
Its a kids toy not a danger to life and limb!
People are always banging on about the ‘elf & Safety’ Nazi’s and how it’s all gone mad. We have lot’s of good examples in the papers every day of some beaurocrat jobsworth at some […]
The right to choose. (Discussing who gets to vote)
My last post was about Religion and the title was ‘Don’t talk about Politics or Religion’. I’m going to talk about Politics today but not in the way you’d think, of course. […]
Don’t talk about Politics or Religion.
Sorry, I know that’s a common phrase but it’s my blog and I can talk about what I want. Today I want to talk a little bit about Religion. I have absolutely […]
In praise of London.
I am going to sing the praises of the worlds greatest city, London, today. London is where the worlds greatest empire was administrated and is an incredible mix of history and culture. […]
15 years of marriage to me. Lucky Jenny!
On Wednesday Jen and I will have been married for 15 years. Apart from breathing that is the longest single undertaking in my life. I have not lived in one place or […]
Wine speak? Please! It’s just nonsense!
Firstly I am feeling very prosperous today. Well I would be if I was in Tonga if you know what I mean. I am wearing a particular belt for the first time. […]
Amazing customer service. Well done Air New Zealand
I had an amazing experience with Air NZ when my Dad died. I’m going to send this to http://www.verygoodservice.com. We had booked and paid for tickets (non flexible of course) for a […]
Where do they come from? What do they do?
I’m going to have a chat about crimes against fashion and assaults on ones visual senses in this post. Firstly though we’ve had a big week this week. We were in Cornwall […]
The food is just fine, now leave me alone!
I absolutely love going out for dinner. I do it quite a lot. I eat at pubs, inns, restaurants, cafe’s, bistro’s. I love the whole bit of the welcome, the pre dinner […]
It is a very long way to Cornwall from pretty much everywhere except Devon. It is at the far end of an intermittent dual carriageway which is apparently stationary throughout the summer […]
The real reason there is rebellion in Libya?
It occurred to me when watching the news last night that we just have not been told the real reason for the mass insurrection in Libya. The real reason is that they […]
Customer service! Get it? Get it, and you might just get the job !
If you are getting interviews but are going home empty handed, this might just help a little bit? If you get an interview and you have the qualifications, you know it is […]
Everyone will know that some Northern Irish people have historically been setting off bombs in shopping centres and such places because they wanted to be part of Ireland rather than Britain. Also […]
Badges? We dont need your stinking badges! (On Trades Union people)
In England, if you are unfortunate enough to have to take the train to and from work on the Portsmouth Harbour line, you do not have the correct train. South West Trains, the […]
My poem about New Zealand, quality stuff
I come from New ‘Zilind’. I reckon it’s beaut. There’s real spunks to perv at and live things to shoot. We’ve got pig dogs and boguns, The All Blacks and bro’s And […]
The All Blacks will be fine, I’m staying away.
It’s largely my fault the All Blacks have failed to win a world cup. I have had a hideous time when the RWC has been on or the All Blacks have been […]
Take That ! At Wembley Stadium
Many months ago the hottest ticket in town was the Take That tour, Their first with Robbie Williams back in the band after 15 years or something like that. Take That weren’t really […]
Before the world cup final, I would like to say this to the All Blacks.
Hi guys, I am Sandy, just a member of the New Zealand public who has the opportunity to say a few words to you. You have your drills and tactics, you are […]
A visit to Wales in general and Cardiff in particular
I had a lovely drive the other day. A good chunk of the principality of Wales. I drove from Welshpool to Cardiff on Monday afternoon, a distance of about 120 miles. The road […]
A movie was made a while ago about the South Africans who won the 1995 world cup ! A MOVIE ! Apparently its about triumph against the odds? Let us remind ourselves […]
What is wrong with the Conservative Party? It’s nothing to do with politics !
I have realised what is wrong with the Conservative Party. Why they had been unable to wrest power from Labour in the last few elections, and had to share with the ghastly […]
Social or anti-social media?
I have moved around a lot over the years and travelled the world, losing touch with everyone I met. Then the internet was invented and after a while Old friends sites came […]
We need a seven!
A few weeks ago Jen and I went along to Great Tripetts Farm to watch the final of a polo tournament. Great Trippetts is an absolutely fabulous location for polo. They have […]
25 random facts about me
1) I have size 13 feet. 2) I was the only kid in my schools history who played 1st XV rugby, 1st XI Cricket and 1st XI Soccer. 3) I was captain […]
Why I lived in England
Following on from a discussion about how everyone thinks New Zealand is better than Britain. This isn’t exhaustive and isn’t meant to be biased as I am a hugely patriotic kiwi, but […]
Sandy versus Vodafone
I have two phones on our account with Vodafone. I pay them about £65 a month to provide a mobile phone service. They don’t have a signal at my house although their […]
Most amazing kiwi sports story ever
In the history Of New Zealand, only 6 men have played both Rugby and Cricket for NZ at international level. In NZ rugby history, one of the most controversial moments was Andy Hadens famous […]
Worst hotel experience ever
This is a copy of my email to the hotel I am so angry my hands are actually shaking. You will see I have Cc’d your group head office, I will also […]
All I wanted was to buy some aftershave
This is my email to Space NK apothercary after a throughly depressing shopping encounter. They could have been bigged up to the http://www.verygoodservice.com website. Instead they got this. which is basically the opposite. […]
Goodwood membership, not doing that again!
What follows are my emails to Goodwood racecourse about what I consider to be poor value for money membership. “Some time ago I spent the best part of £300 buying an annual […]
My tribute to my Dad
The following is what I read out at Dads funeral in 2009 I am Sandy, the middle son. I won’t know many of you in the room and there will be many […]
This is my blog, its my place to write my rants, publish my rails against poor service or observe the ridiculous and comment on stuff I deem noteworthy, I hope you enjoy […]