Being a "good host" was definitely high up the list of what parents of middle-class spoilt brats, like me, expected from their children. Apart from learning to place many more pieces of cutlery on a table than were required, I think the answer to being a good host was, and still is, to provide a decent and handy location for a group of people to share vaguely similar interests and to start a few conversations and make sure there are no uncomfortable silences. And, for me, that location was usually around a dinner table. Now it's around a computer.
Tim Wyatt-Gunning 12 Dec 2013
Last week my mother told me that a gig a month is more than enough for her. Well of course it is Mum, but you're not getting the most out of your virtual life. Trust me, it's so much easier to manage than your real one.
Tim Wyatt-Gunning 11 Jul 2013
Our TV died last week and nobody noticed. One of our cats died too. We were all sad about the cat and made insincere mutterings about getting a new one. As for the telly, not a word. I feel a bit sad, because it has been a good companion over the years.
Tim Wyatt-Gunning 1 Jul 2013