The Deterrence of Insurance…*

Oh, the wonderful world of vehicle insurance… A minefield demanding considerable endurance. The pawing of quotes to find the best deal Offering frankly minimal appeal, Knowing only too well from prior experience The Broker’s drive to up the expense, Little engaging with the idea That replacing the vehicle wouldn’t be that dear: Motoring snobbery just […]

Lost Profits*

Today’s a bit of a non-day, A non-denominational, do-what-you-want-day. Excepting perhaps for folk with small people, For whom one hopes Santa’s gift will keep all Actively engaged in new exploration With toys and games post-celebration. That is, unless the Sales are calling -A prospect I find completely appalling… Not least because of moneys spent To […]

Gift Horse*

It’s beginning to look too much like Christmas… Oh, deary me. Costly bargains and tacky decorations as far as the eye can see! People of all ages gathering momentum Making lists and squaring up -If there’s bargains to be had, they’ll find ’em. Queues along the pavements as broad as they’re long While in the […]

Parking Debacle*

Dear Mr Kyle (MP)¹ I hope you might indulge me In answering a question That’s troubling increasingly: A particular vexation Of living near Hove station And made much worse in summer it seems With tourists, friends and relations in streams Trickling down the A23 To spend a day or more down by the sea, Each […]

Safety in Numbers*

There’s a mounting sense of vexation About finance in education, The weighty matter of pressure to Achieve Perhaps just a little misconceived… Hasn’t anyone notice the flaw in the plot That Standards per se are actually not…? Truth be told, they’ve been composed By bods at the top who thinks they knows What it is […]

Vitamin D-vious

There’s a storm whipping up around Vitamin D,¹ The notion of National deficiency Echoing round our breakfast tables Overstepping the topic of vegetables; Of healthy diet and exercise. No rocket science and no surprise… The distant sounds of money making Gathering speed and over-taking The gentlest of common sense That this is simply recompense For […]

Black Friday Fandango*

Fridays come but once a week. This one, though, some kind of freak, Hijacked by an American thing Inspired to make the registers ring… When Black Friday Comes¹ We’re all supposed to shop, Buying anything and everything, Completely unable to stop, Encouraged to take excessive liberties Under the auspice of pending Festivities, This bizarre excuse […]