Thursday, 19 November 2009

Drink More and Glow Longer

I was watching the BBC news yesterday morning while in my hotel room waiting for breakfast. The subject under scrutiny was a political issue – can’t remember exactly what – and the BBC was broadcasting from outside the Houses of Parliament at 6:30 am! Why on earth would they need to go to the expense of using an outside broadcast team at 6:30 in the morning when there’s not a soul around to interview? No wonder the BBC is under fire for wasting public money.

A study in Spain has shown that drinking alcohol every day cuts the risk of heart disease in men by a third, but not in women. So if you go out on the lash with your mem-sahib you should encourage her to remain abstinent for the sake of her health. Her health is obviously of prime importance to you; it's only coincidental that this will allow her to drive you home.

We bought some of those low energy light bulbs at the weekend and I have to say I’m impressed with how the technology has progressed since I last had a look at them. They still take a few minutes to reach full luminosity, but they do have the same warm glow of an incandescent bulb. An 11 watt low energy bulb provides the same luminosity as a 60 watt incandescent – in fact I’d say it provided slightly more. We’re going to do a complete swap-out.

I think I’ll spend today practicing being dead. I want to ensure that when I do die I do so with dignity and √©lan, which of course takes practice.

Is a village police station a one-cop-shop?


  1. I saw the item about drinking alcohol and how it reduces your chance of a heart attack significantly. I considered blogging about it - but decided to get drunk instead. I've avoided those blasted low energy light bulbs for years but am being forced into considering them again. Based on your recommendation I will give them a try.

  2. I hate the energy efficient bulbs I have. They take forever to get illuminated and they have a slight yellowish tinge to them. If I didn't feel guilty about wasting electricity I would go back to the incandecent bulbs.

  3. Thanks for shedding some light on the bulb thing... :)

  4. those stations are like Z cars, aren't they? Or Softly Softly xx

  5. I don't like the energy-saving light bulbs either. When you're in a hurry in the dark at 6am you want light NOW! Not next week...Oh yes, and next week is when they'll stop working...

  6. I should have paid more attention to your warning.