Thursday, 25 November 2010

EOTW #30-ish I gave her a pearl n... ah, there you are!! Sorry for the wait but we had leaves on the line at West Byfleet and heavy fog at Camden Parkway (plus I had to go back for my Thermos).

Anyway, pull up a pew, it's a bumper Twitter-only edition of Euphemisms Of The Week, in honour of the forthcoming Royal Wedding (it says here - personally I'd rather be "watching the cricket"...)

Recently observed on the 'tweet of shame':
  • Loading an antique blunderbuss
  • Fluffing the pillows
  • Having dinner with the Trumps
  • Crying on Putney Bridge
  • Passing a sausage to the Lord Mayor
  • Jogging round the Gherkin
  • Taking a Norwegian teleconference
  • Cleaning the drains with a Turbo Snake
  • Eating scorpions for pudding
  • Proposing in Kenya
More to follow...

Tuesday, 2 November 2010


...following a somewhat drunken discussion the other week, I've been persuaded to donate my upper lip to Movember.

I will therefore be attempting the growth of a (probably hilariously poor) moustache for the entire month of November, as part of the annual campaign to raise awareness about prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men; one man dies every hour from the disease in the UK. This is a cause that I feel passionately about - my Opa succumbed to it, 24 years ago this week - and it would be great if you would consider making a donation to The Prostate Cancer Charity.

To help, please click this link to donate online by card or using PayPal.

The Prostate Cancer Charity will use the money raised by Movember for the development of programs related to awareness, public education, advocacy, support of those affected, and research into the prevention, detection, treatment and cure of prostate cancer.

For more details on the impact Movember is having, please visit:

Thank you in advance for your support - I'll be posting pictures on here/Twitter/Flickr so feel free to point & laugh for the next month :)