This year, let’s focus on the really important issues
Welcome back, readers. I know that, like me, you’ve been lying on a beach somewhere these past few weeks, grappling with the nuances of our existence in a post-truth world.
Something big is coming. I can feel it. The way the human race is behaving at the moment reminds me of how ants get all frantic before a big storm.
Meanwhile, the world’s brains trust is focused on frippery like the rise of the deplorables and the frying of the planet. No one is addressing the really important issues, like why hasn’t someone invented a spill-proof ice-cube tray?
I know fancy fridges come with ice-makers these days, but there are plenty of us out there having to make ice the traditional way, which is to pour water into a plastic tray with individual squares in which the ice can form.
The problem is – and I acknowledge it is a psychological one – you can’t get the tray from the sink to the freezer without getting the wobbles.
Every time I think I’m going to make it across the expanse of the kitchen floor, I lose all hand-eye coordination and start dribbling. It’s the same as when you are playing golf and you think, finally, you’re about to crack 80, you’ll start slicing away like a My Kitchen Rules contestant.