Entries by David V.H. Ellis from 12/2012

Get Home for Christmas: Cheaper Train Fares

| Posted 12.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Even if the entire country manages to avoid a flood, getting home this Christmas is going to be difficult. It always is; what we need is some sort of sled on skies that's pulled by a magical flying mammal with antlers... sadly, there's a rotund gentleman in Lapland with a patent on that.

Christmas Drinks: Really Bargain Booze

| Posted 12.22.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Whether your get-together this year is a few quiet drinks or a raucous 'Hooray! We survived that Mayan nonsense' affair, a few drinks on standby is a necessity. But if giving gifts means you've been mercilessly raiding your wallet and are beginning to resent that bothersome generous streak you seem to have acquired, then avoiding the top-shelf stuff is a necessity.