Has BBC Television ever been more excited than when it began colour transmissions? Possibly not.
Children’s birthday parties used to be simple. They involved sandwiches cut into fancy triangles. Now, they involve minefields.
Chances are you won’t be served a peanut on a plane any more. Those little snacklets can be fatal.
Hear that sound of slamming doors? It’s the final closure of all 100 Toys”R”Us stores in the UK. Around 3,000 people are losing their jobs.
Once, your holiday spending was limited to fifty pounds per person per year. That’s all you could take out of the country. Might be good for a couple of croissants but what about a fortnight in Finland?
They weren’t always men, but they did collect rags and bones. Yes, rags. Yes, bones. There was a use for everything, once. Perhaps we need to remember that.
Britain’s bonfire of the banknotes continues. Our old £10 notes featuring Charles Darwin have been gradually replaced by ones featuring Jane Austen since September 2017. From today, shops are entitled to refuse to take the Charles Darwin.