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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

A brutal end to a rainy night

Last night I watched the Anthony Joshua versus Alexander Povertkin world heavyweight championship clash at Wembley Stadium on pay-per-view for the princely sum of £20.95 via (I think it was) Sky Sports Box Office. This was a spur of the moment decision on my part prompted by a variety of things. I [...]

September 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

When you’ve got it, you’ve still got it!

Arguably there’s a metaphorical spectrum in terms of ageing and self-awareness along which all of us over a certain age – let’s set it at fifty for these purposes, after all that’s when the Saga organisation begins sending you unsolicited mail inviting you to consider the benefits of their [...]

August 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

Some things never change

From time to time we all ponder the mysteries of mortality, the purpose of life and indeed what’s it all about, Alfie? Overnight I spotted this piece by John Lister using the occasion of Madonna reaching her 60th birthday to salute those female musicians/artistes past the first flush of youth [...]

August 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

Black cab v Uber

We debate many things on The Rust but so far this is the first time we have considered the above transportation issue. When it comes to travel I am bit of a Luddite. My concerns with travel in the digital age are that my mobile might run out of juice, there is no back up phone number, and the [...]

July 28, 2018 // 0 Comments

What you do and don’t know

Last week I had lunch with some old pals I’ve known for fifty years and more. Such gatherings are now bitter-sweet affairs in the sense that – after decades of what some might accurately describe as each of us generally ‘ageing’ at different/varying speeds in terms of body shape, hair [...]

July 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

“Never in the field of …” (or Sandy The Duck, Part Three)

This morning I have tried and failed to summon my best but inadequate Churchillian powers of composition in an effort to do justice to my third instalment of the stirring tale of Sandy The Duck. Regular readers, together with his 17 million global fans – the biggest ever reaction to a Rust story [...]

June 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

Ducking marvellous!

Such has been the viral nature of the worldwide interest in the story of Sandy The Duck [see above, in his indoor paddling pool] that I feel compelled this morning to provide Rust readers with an update upon his progress from doomed ‘runt of the litter’ fledgling to the tentative [...]

May 31, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Comeback Kid

They say that things happen in threes. There was Donald Duck, Howard The Duck [the Marvel Comics character of the 1970s – see his Wikipedia entry – HERE] … and now there’s Sandy The Duck, a pure-bred white Indian Runner, albeit that at this stage he’s a bright yellow in the style [...]

May 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

You couldn’t make it up (or so you’d think) …

You know you’re falling off the pace when you get bombarded for weeks (or is it months?) by emails and/or texts from seemingly every organisation you’ve ever had contact with or from – at no point during which do you understand why or what the slightest it’s got to do with you – and then [...]

May 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

Between how we see ourselves and how others do

At some point in our lives most people begin to wonder about their size, heath and fitness and then perhaps whether or not they can be bothered to diet or exercise in order to improve their self-confidence and/or body image. That’s assuming, of course, that they’re not in the group that thinks [...]

May 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

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