Rediscovered English words

We love a bit of imaginative use of the English language. And as FRIAR TUCK would have it, academics have unearthed a few delightfully descriptive words that we can use when NATTERING to our friends. As senior linguistics lecturer of York University, Dominic Watts says he hopes people will start RABBITING some of  these words […]


London Downpour Ends Heatwave

Well, that didn’t last long, did it! One minute we were basking in the heat of the scorching CURRANT BUN and the next we’re getting out our RED ‘N’ YELLAs because it’s raining CATS AND DOGS. Monday saw the hottest UK bank holiday on record and we’re now sitting at 10 degrees or cooler. There may […]


Big Ben’s Last Bong

Big Ben is a dirty great TICK TOCK that lives near Westminster Bridge. Well, turns out that Big Ben is in a bit of a TWO AND EIGHT, so for the next four years a load of CAPTAIN KIRK, totaling £29m, will be carried out on the Elizabeth Tower to renovate the building and the bell itself. […]


London Night Tube Anniversary

This time last year, the OXO CUBE began it’s mission to transport London’s night owls around the capital. The Night Tube has now seen it’s eight millionth journey. That’s a hell of a lot of BERT AND ERNIES! It’s lovely to see a positive story like this in the news. Not only has it brought in […]




Cockney Rhyming Grub

Any cockney rhyming slang fans should head over to Cambridge and try the yummy looking desserts at the Bedford Lodge Hotel and Spa. The experimental chef has combined his love of our London slang with his studies in braille to create some deliciously fun puds. Our particular favourite is ‘Apples and Pears’ with ‘Rosie Lee’ […]


Andy Murray’s Trouble and Strife is Cooking a Bin Lid

More tennis news … Andy Murray’s TROUBLE AND STRIFE has got ONE IN THE OVEN and is cooking a BIN LID. Far from distracting the tennis ace from success, it has been said that expecting a new addition can focus the mind even further. Incidentally, Novak Djokovic’s partner is also pregnant and Serena Williams recently […]


André Agassi’s Barnet was a Syrup

Wimbledon is in full flow again and the weather of course has obliged by being changeable at best. PEAS IN THE POT  one day then raining cats and dogs the next. I came across an old news story the other day; how did I not already know that tennis champ Andre Agassi’s well renowned mullet […]


The Queen’s Clobber

Well, there you have it, the BAKED BEAN let us have her thoughts earlier this BUBBLE AND SQUEAK and said that a ‘smooth and orderly’ Brexit might be a goer (har har!) and lotsa bills have been given the all clear. But never mind all that malarkey, I want to know why she wasn’t wearing […]



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