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Blame the burgers

Blame the burgers

It is ironic. I’m sitting watching people go by and am amazed at how many fat, and very fat, people there are at the Metro Centre in Gateshead. But, as I watch I’m sitting in a fast food burger shop called Five Guys, eating a burger and chips! I use the...
Charge fat people more

Charge fat people more

I think really fat people should be charged more on airlines. We all pay for our ticket but some people use up more of the fuel hauling around their great big fat stomachs. Also they should increase the Air Passenger Duty for these people, this will mean that the...
Passion might win in the end.

Passion might win in the end.

The Radio Two breakfast show has nearly nine million listeners, huge. Commercial radio has a smaller audience, but in my day I only had to vaguely mention the word competition and all the phone lines would light up, long before any mention of the number to call. Not...
A sad demise

A sad demise

There was a time, in the early 1980’s, when if you were going out for a meal in Newcastle upon Tyne it really had to be Italian. Why? Because that’s all there was. There were plenty of restaurants to chose from, but they were all Italian, okay not quite...
Sense at last, the pasty is saved.

Sense at last, the pasty is saved.

These are Greggs Steak Bakes. They contain, amongst other things, Protein: 16.5g, Carbohydrate: 28g, Fat: 27.5g, Salt: 2g. The chancellor of the exchequer, George Osborne, announced in his 2012 budget that VAT was to be applied to food sold hot in shop like Greggs....
A load of, very old, rubbish

A load of, very old, rubbish

I’ve just been into a pub in Hurworth, near Darlington, with Helen for some lunch. It’s a long story why we were there and has nothing to do with lunch, I’ll not bore you with that. So the menu was good, not cheap, but good. I had a lovely pint of...