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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 hard life-lesson

It is about this time of year that I traditionally begin my latest annual fitness campaign and earlier this week I opted to visit a physiotherapist in advance for a “look-see” session and perhaps some advice. I cannot shy away from part of my motivation for this move: both my thirty-something [...]

September 17, 2021 // 0 Comments

An occupational hazard

Regular readers will be aware that my relationship with the speed limits displayed upon the roads of Britain has been slightly less than perfect during the fifty-plus years since I passed my driving test. Not to beat about the bush, it is fair to state that during the course of this period I have [...]

June 25, 2021 // 0 Comments

Fitness (new campaign) update 2

Now officially over a week into my latest fitness campaign, which has the vague goals of helping me lose up to a stone (14 pounds) in weight and revisiting the general “well-being” feeling that attends being fit, I am still stuck in the inevitable early “hard yards” phase. The first [...]

June 17, 2021 // 0 Comments

Catching the end of it

As regular Rusters will be aware, I recently began my umpteenth fitness campaign in an eternal “start-stop” routine that I have been conducting for the best part of thirty years. Before I embark upon my “Topic Du Jour”, for the benefit of the trainspotter-type fraternity amongst our [...]

June 14, 2021 // 0 Comments

Back in the groove again (possibly)

From time to time I take to the Rust in order to report from my perspective as a near-septuagenarian seeking to stave off the ravages of time by maintaining a certain degree of physical fitness. This quest is a sometimes unequal contest between committing to and enjoying the undoubted benefits of [...]

May 26, 2021 // 0 Comments

Well whaddya know?

Over the last year or so there has been plenty of coverage in the media about the issue of virus-deniers and/or vaccination sceptics and their impact upon the worldwide efforts of Governments and scientists to counter, restrict and then control the advance of the Covid-19 virus pandemic, including [...]

May 21, 2021 // 0 Comments

Dubious business practice

On Monday evening, just before my scheduled call with an old pal who is an internet entrepreneur, a message flashed up from my bank on my mobile that £79 had left my account and the payee was Amazon Prime. I could not recall any purchase, nor was there any indication of any in my Amazon accounts [...]

April 7, 2021 // 0 Comments

What’s going on … and some laudable efficiency

Having – as announced on this august organ – begun my new fitness campaign on Monday, yesterday I did my third seven-mile walk in four days and this return to regular exercise, combined with a slight change to my dietary regime, has already appeared to help me lose four pounds in [...]

March 26, 2021 // 0 Comments

Into the future, come what may

The second section of The Times yesterday featured a lengthy piece asking how much the Covid-19 pandemic – specifically the effect of the lockdowns – has aged us before then going on to provide tips as to how we might ‘recover’ some of the lost ground. In my own case I have to admit [...]

March 7, 2021 // 0 Comments

Another fine modern mess

Recently I had an extraordinary brush with the way the digital world works – so remarkable that it invites the comment “You couldn’t make it up!” It ran as follows (and here I will add that I am avoiding identifying any of the parties in order to protect both the innocent and the less [...]

February 27, 2021 // 0 Comments

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