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About Gerald Ingolby

Formerly a consumer journalist on radio and television, in 2002 Gerald published a thriller novel featuring a campaigning editor who was wrongly accused and jailed for fraud. He now runs a website devoted to consumer news. More Posts

On fading into the distance

Whenever I accept an invitation to be a guest speaker at rotary lunches, CBI dinners or charity functions – a healthy way of making a little extra loot to eke out a meagre pension that I’d recommend to any Rust reader – and I’m ever asked to describe the raison d’être behind this organ [...]

April 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

A short one about a not-so-short one

It is a fact of life that, whatever stage of life you are, it is not always easy to begin a new diet or fitness regime – or indeed give up something for Lent, as some try to do every year. Take the case of me and my new fitness regime which was scheduled to begin yesterday. I had everything [...]

March 27, 2018 // 0 Comments

Just getting on with it

I’ve blogged previously about my weird sleep patterns so some of what follows Rust readers may already be familiar with and bored by. It happens to be 11.56pm on Saturday evening as I begin typing and that’s largely because, having gone to bed at 7.30pm, I awoke again at 10.20pm. My normal [...]

March 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more …

There has been a period of relative radio silence from me over the past two months – primarily about my ongoing fitness campaign – and so today I thought I’d provide an update. In short, recently there hasn’t been one (a fitness campaign, I mean). As sometimes happens with the careers of [...]

March 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

Scientists – another fine mess they’ve got me into!

Doh! On Monday this week – like millions of others – I read the Rust website from cover to cover (as it were) and saw Wendy Lewis’s helpful post linking to the media story that broke over the weekend about a new social group. Never mind ‘millennials’, or [...]

February 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

A sobering encounter

I spent the past two days at an enjoyable family gathering built around yesterday’s England v Wales rugby match at Twickenham which was also attended by an old friend of my father’s who recently had a major health scare. He’s a worthy addition to any social occasion but reports we had heard [...]

February 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

Politics – the art of fiddling whilst Rome burns

A slight departure for your author this morning as I veer off-piste in order to address the thorny issues of Defence and Politics which – in normal circumstances – I would normally leave to those more intelligent or indeed interested in them than myself. In doing so I am making neither a bid [...]

January 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

Saturday morning

This morning I awoke at my usual ungodly hour, fired up the computer and began going about my habitual business by visiting UK’s national newspaper websites (I assure you, the ‘serious ones’ only). Later this morning I shall be going over the road – about 6.45am if I am on [...]

January 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

It’s all downhill from here …

Yesterday I knocked out a total of 25,637 steps (as per my Garmin fitness wristband) after deciding that simply going to the gym for a ‘session’ every two or three days was not enough. I’m not talking about having fallen prey to post-Christmas blues as regards how much I ate or drank over the [...]

January 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

Hello 2018!

Being an incorrigible cynic and unabashed hair-shirt sort of a guy, I have felt ever since my mid-twenties that I was always going to be naturally suited to the role of being an old, ‘off the pace’ curmudgeon – basically an object of (behind my back) amusement to young generations – by [...]

January 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

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