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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

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

It started with a noise

Yesterday I did myself proud, rushing out on a trip to collect my laundry, buy some food and drink – take it all back home – and then go out again to a wholefood store in my neighbourhood on foot, all before 9.30am. On top of that I then bought a DVD online via Amazon and selected ‘free next [...]

December 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

The scourge of modern life

Yesterday afternoon I arrived to stay overnight on the south coast with my 92 year old father in advance of accompanying him on a visit to a consultant at a local hospital today. He seemed on pretty good form despite not being particularly clear in our conversation about who might have visited him [...]

December 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

Some interesting chats

Yesterday  I met up with an old pal for a catch-up over a coffee at the Westbury Hotel. He is one of those people that is well informed on almost every area but always manages to shed new light on a topic in a thought provoking way. Thus, when we discussed modern footballers, he made the point [...]

December 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

The conceit of living

You know how it is. In public and indeed on the pages of the Rust, you make jokes about being old, forgetful, hopeless with social media and smartphone technology – basically being totally ‘past it’ and yet, far from getting depressed, you don’t give a row of beans about these signals of [...]

November 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

Age and pills

Some might say that when a columnist has to resort to ‘linking’ Rust readers to way-out stories on the Daily Mail website that he or she has gone beyond scraping the barrel, but today I couldn’t possibly comment. According to doctors, medical specialists, friends and indeed carers, the fact [...]

November 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

A brief encounter

Never mind Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey or the MPs sex scandals – Ingolby has still got it! Yesterday afternoon I waddled up the hill to my local gymnasium, situated at the back of a pair of rather upmarket hotels, intent upon nothing more than blowing a few cobwebs away and getting the blood [...]

November 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

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