Monthly Archives: December 2012


Attending a “domestic” is alwas distressing. You’re never quite sure if the person who is changing locks on the other person is truly the aggrieved party. And you’re never quite sure if hubby (or wifey) isn’t going to turn up

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Have They Nothing Better To Do?

Researchers including, I believe, Martin White, professor of public health at Newcastle University, have published some research in the BMJ comparing recipes offered by “TV chefs”, including Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, with supermarket ready meals. And despite

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Insult to Injury

Let’s hope you don’t find yourself locked out at 2:00 in the morning. But if you do and you call a locksmith, ask if they will open your lock non-destructively; and ask what they do about a replacement lock if

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OK, the customer called him next door’s handyman, but trust me, he was all thumbs. The Yale X series latch locks were not very good in the first place; matter of fact, I think they were withdrawn. The way the

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