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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

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

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

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