Author Archives: Richard Grainger

Who’s Got The Biggest One? Vocabulary, that is.

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The other day, I had an interesting debate with some of my advanced students about who’s got the biggest one … vocabulary, that is. English naturally, I inform them and I am immediately challenged on this. One of my students … Continue reading

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Four Things That Need to Happen to Improve the 6N

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I’ve not blogged about anything other than the Chinese flu for while, and we’ve all had enough if that, haven’t we? So what else is there to talk about? Brexit? Ditto my comment above. Anyone got any ideas? Oh yeah … Continue reading

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My COVID DIARY – Part 2

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I left you, around three weeks ago with the cliff-hanger, that having returned to Poland, I had tested positive for the Chinese Flu. So, no doubt you are wondering – or, on the other hand, you may well not be … Continue reading

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MY COVID DIARY – Part 1

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PROLOGUE GOD sat in his office, cowboy boot clad feet on his desk, fuming. Christmas had been cancelled for the first time since Herod had ordered the Massacre of the Innocents. There was a knock at the door. ‘Come,’ GOD … Continue reading

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SAVING CHRISTMAS

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‘Right,’ said GOD, squeezing his ample frame into his two-for-the-price-of-one Ikea revolving office chair. He’d put on weight since this pandemic began. It wasn’t that his lifestyle had altered; it was just that making man in his own image had … Continue reading

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FEEDBACK – A SHORT STORY

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And so it came to pass on the seventh hour of the seventh day – as predicted in the scriptures – that GOD summoned his apostles to present their feedback. He supposed he really should have chosen a larger office, … Continue reading

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CHOCOLATE

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So there’s a thing, he thinks: A man carrying a toilet bowl, to where and to what purpose? But he lets it pass because here’s a strange country and things are more often than not other than they seem. He … Continue reading

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POSTCARD FROM MARBELLA: “POLITICS IS LIKE TRYING TO SCREW A CAT IN THE ASS”

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Chic@s – a warning! This blog is going to be a little political in its nature, so if that doesn’t float your boat, look away now. I’ve had about enough of being hoodwinked, lied to and manipulated by so-called democratic … Continue reading

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POSTCARD FROM MARBELLA – CHINESE FLU: THE GREAT DELUSION

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I haven’t blogged about the Chinese Flu for some time, so a bit of a rant about the idiotic dogma that’s currently being propagated by Blighty is probably timely. If you’ve read any of my previous corona blogs, you will … Continue reading

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POSTCARD FROM MARBELLA: ON THE ROAD.

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Amig@s! We made it. After six days, three and a half thousand kilometres across a post-lockdown Europe, we pull into Marbs. So what was it like … what’s going on where you might fancy a holiday you’re wondering … or … Continue reading

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