The pure joy of a boring car

2 December 2017 9:00 am

My pal Charlie inherited a car and a ride-on mower from an old pal. He kept the mower and the…

How to mend a car, Russian-style

7 October 2017 9:00 am

The temperature gauge needle heeled hard over into the red. ‘Not again,’ I said to Oscar, sitting beside me on…

The things you learn in a gentrified waiting room

24 June 2017 9:00 am

‘Yours?’ I said to the woman watching the mechanic poring over the latest-shape Renault Mégane for faults. (I was waiting…

Every time I touch a car, I break it

17 June 2017 9:00 am

French supermarket cashiers won’t be hurried. Nor will their customers, many of whom seem caught out by a bill at…

Was it going to cost me £130 or £260 to pee on a red route?

11 February 2017 9:00 am

The builder boyfriend declared himself very happy with his £65 pee. He insisted it was good value for money because…

Is this the most expensive pee ever?

4 February 2017 9:00 am

As if by magic, a sign that I am doing the right thing by moving out of London arrived in…

Everything about the Vanquish makes me happy – except the name

26 March 2016 9:00 am

Off to work... in an Aston Martin Vanquish

Don’t get on the Clapham omnibus; you might never get off

21 November 2015 9:00 am

I got on a bus. Well, I wasn’t to know, was I? I just saw a bus stop by the…

The police persecution of middle-class women

20 June 2015 9:00 am

Aren’t the police getting younger nowadays — and ruder, and scruffier and more intolerant of middle-class women? In other words,…

Seeking a berth in Valhalla: Nicholas Hoult as Nux in ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

Mad Max: Fury Road reviewed - your inner 12-year-old will be in heaven

16 May 2015 9:00 am

No one goes slack-jawed in wonder at the movies any more. In our cyber-enabled times, kid designers can mega-pixelate any…

Maybe it is time to hang up my fighting boots

25 April 2015 9:00 am

As a wise person once said (or if they didn’t, they should have), there is only one thing worse than…

How the driverless car will liberate us all (except smokers, of course)

14 February 2015 9:00 am

I was listening to the radio the other morning to hear people complaining about the huge cuts in the number…