French Canadians manage to be even surlier when dealing with the general public than the French, and from the moment we hailed his taxi it was made clear to us that we were a huge nuisance
My wife would be in a total state when she heard the news, but when I told her she seemed strangely unconcerned
I loathe being told what to do – and that includes having to have a fabulous family time
What was fascinating about the show this year was a re-emergence of class as an issue
I fear he may be on the path to a [Trudeau-style] tattoo... he has already hit the alcohol
The playground gatekeeper assumed I was a brazen child-snatcher happy to boast of my hobby
Everyone was resentful at being there – as if, in their case, there had been a clerical error
Why bother going out when a far more exciting world awaits online?
'For French Canadians, it was Montreal or nothing. So, Queen Victoria chose nothing ... or Ottawa[
I've got the cricket bug bad, and have been haranguing the poor guy relentlessly. Then we played tennis...
How could it take 16 months to 'improve' a roundabout? Building the Golden Gate Bridge didn’t take much longer
I'm fine being a giant squirrel, but being 'me' is hell. I self-medicated with a bottle of champagne
Avoid Gillian McKeith, don't drink and tweet, and keep your hands off Slash's whiskey...
Miliband, Clegg and Farage have gone, and, by losing his seat, Ed Balls has caused a huge problem for the organising committee of Ed Balls Day
I arrived in Italy in the rather peculiar situation of being the owner of a hot-air balloon but never having been in one
It was incredibly rousing, as though Spain had declared war on Ukip and was setting off on some new Armada