Author: James Higham

The boy who asked why

Domestic tip for Tuesday

When you buy a new pair of leather shoes which require breaking in, just insert John West tuna lunch lids [cardboard and octagonal] down the backs of your socks so the edge of the upper doesn’t dig into the bone.…

Conservative shills

It’s all rather sweet, isn’t it? Fox cable biggies Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly could hardly contain their delight at being labeled GOP shills Sunday by Obama administration Communications Director Anita Dunn, a charge that will likely prove a big…

The Higham Ship

Yes, it’s a mishmash of a picture but there aren’t that many junks and viking ships around and I haven’t time to photoshop all night.  Basically, this is what it’s about. It uses a narrower version of the lapstrake [clinker]…

Guilty until proven innocent

Excellent point by Tom Paine about the concept of “innocent until proven guilty”.  He was referring to the Hampshire matter where a dead man has a stigma attached which has not been proven in fact.  As Tom says: Whatever the…

Bollocks from Blanchflower

For a start, David Blanchflower is a Labour troll and this is borne out in the article on his call to ditch Brown.  On top of that, he’s a BofE troll as well and therefore anything he says needs to…

Petition Vaclav Klaus

H/Ts Mark Wadsworth, Quiet Man Sign here [or at least check it out].  If you’re still on the front page, you’ll need to click the heading to get the link or else the red arrow here.