Archive for December, 2008

Health, Safety and Dressing Gowns

Monday, December 29th, 2008

My wife Natalie returned from a shopping trip to Kingston today and reported that Marks & Spencer no longer sell full length dressing gowns. This is for health and safety reasons following complaints from customers who have tripped on the ends of their dressing gowns and hurt themselves.

From the heart of the machine

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

I travel by train to work and am daily regaled with automated announcments while waiting at the platform, particularly at Clapham Junction. These announcements are rather good, and cleverly seem to be on a separate system to the display boards, so that if one fails, the other will continue to ...