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A former motoring journalist, Martin lists amongst his greatest achievements giving up smoking. Three times. He holds to the view that growing old is not for the faint-hearted. More Posts

Eighteen months later: back behind the wheel again

As a senior citizen on the wrong side of 70 with – shall we say – an unfortunate propensity over the past fifty years for collecting “occupational hazard” speeding fines – I am often mocked by friends, family and acquaintances for the obvious reasons that since (generally) they are [...]

March 7, 2023 // 0 Comments

Bringing “stuff” to you …

From its inception this organ has always ranked alongside Facebook, WhatsApp, Tik-Tok, Twitter and Instagram in terms of its impact upon the lives of the estimated 7.7 billion members of the human race that currently inhabit the Earth. It has managed this in part by organising its now legendary [...]

May 28, 2021 // 0 Comments

Fending off the inevitable

When you’re a Ruster of a certain age – which arguably we all are – you sometimes have to take shelter behind the slightest suggestion you unearth that you may not be “slipping off the pace” and/or otherwise becoming generally redundant and therefore in need of being placed in the [...]

January 31, 2021 // 0 Comments

My not-so sporting weekend (so far)

Come the weekend and no doubt like many sport (but not betting) obsessed Brits yesterday I set my cable television controls for the Sky and BT channels – and, to be fair, also for the BBC1’s Football Focus with  Dan Walker – in search of something entertaining and/or diverting to watch. [...]

September 27, 2020 // 0 Comments

No more progress, please …

I don’t think this has anything to do with Covid-madness because I was convinced that the modern world of technology had got it in for me (simply because I was over the age of 50) long before Boris’ original lockdown in March. About a fortnight ago, when out and about taking a bit of [...]

September 10, 2020 // 0 Comments

Another of Life’s little veils is stripped away

For all obvious reasons the global coronavirus crisis has not only given humanity a sharp jerk on the ‘training reins’ but provided time for reflection – and for some – a general re-think (if not quite yet ultimately a re-set) – of who we all are and what is really [...]

May 23, 2020 // 0 Comments

What goes on, goes on and then further away …

It is believed that sometimes stuff occurs to you when you’re doing the most unlikely or relaxing things – e.g. the displacement theory that came to Archimedes in an “Eureka!” moment whilst he was wallowing in the bath and enabled him to determine whether a royal trophy was made of solid [...]

March 20, 2019 // 0 Comments

Nostalgia ain’t what it used to be

The art of making people laugh is a funny – that’s to say odd – thing. Sometimes comedy gold travels well down the generations and sometimes – often to some surprise among those who were fans ‘first time around’ – it just doesn’t. Sometimes when we look back at the great [...]

August 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

It’s only fair

One of the Rust’s recurring themes is our head-shaking disbelief at the 21st Century’s female-dominance of the now-global political correctness orthodoxy. Cecil Rhodes Under the guise of promoting ‘equality’ and diversity whilst also seeking to reverse/redress the ‘sins’ of Western [...]

June 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

Whatever we choose to eat

Yesterday about noon, in advance of an enjoyable family BBQ lunch in the south of England, a nephew I hadn’t seen in a while – still somewhat hungover having been out on the tiles in London until 4.00am before being driven down by his father – was ‘shooting the breeze’ [...]

April 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

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