Category Archives: Live from My Phone

Bad Toast at Oxford Service Station on the M40


Particularly rubbish for a shocking rip-off price: £7.99 for “The Big One”. Includes disgusting scrambled egg, terrible sausages and squidgy bacon. Hash browns and beans were OK, but then what can go wrong when all you’re doing is heat up the contents of a can. “Overpriced Shit” sounds way too positive.

Verdict: no matter how desperate you are – AVOID at all costs!





It’s my first Etch-A-Sketch Masterpiece in Decades!

We were passing through a service station in Beaconsfield very late yesterday and spent a spontaneous night at the Etap Hotel. It’s connected via a walkway to a 24hr neon world of McDonald’s, Starbuck’s and an Arcade featurung Outrun 2. It felt just like Vegas!

We discovered a Pocket Etch-A-Sketch at WH Smith, and I was immediately ported back to my childhood days. Hoping my wife would talk me out of it, she said that’s a great idea and bought it for me. Now I’m hooked!

Featurung the same ingredients as back in the seventies, and of course the same impossible drawing technique, I love playing with it. Now I have the added benefit of sending my creations via mobile uploads to this site and immortalise them. Sweet!

Here’s the first of (possibly many other) weird and wonderful lineographic masterpieces entitled “Dude” from my brand new high tech gadet! Enjoy…