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Rab McNeill: Odd goings-on in an empty house

May 25 2019

How odd to sit in an empty house, and even odder to sleep in one. All the furniture and whatnot has gone into storage in what was a disastrous flit: even before the men arrived, a heavy item toppled from a height and smashed my laptop to smithereens.


Rab McNeil: In the bleak mid-winter?

December 29 2018

Let’s face it, this isn’t New anything that’s coming up on Tuesday. It’s Mid. “Mid-what?” you ask, knowing perfectly well but mindful of the fact that it’s panto season. Mid-winter, of course.


Rab considers the dastardliness of dentistry

April 6 2019

For some time now, my mouth has been the centre of my life. No, madam, I do not refer to shouting the odds nor yet yabbering. I do not yabber. Indeed, I trust my obituary will say: “However, despite these many shortcomings, he did not yabber.”


Rab McNeil: Home haircut leaves a lot to be desired!

December 8 2018

I have made a bags of my head again. Regular readers who take copious notes will recall that I cut my own hair. I just feel that handing over responsibility for one’s barnet to a stranger is risky, and I dislike the loss of control as one is strapped into the chair and sedated. Maybe that was just me, right enough.


A walk is a time to think pleasant thoughts

January 26 2019

I think we need to think about thinking this week. You think: “What’s he on about now?” I will now proceed, after a few deep breaths while marshalling my thoughts, to tell you precisely what I’m on about.