Martin Treanor

ON ... Begone Halloween, Here Comes Christmas

Martin Treanor | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Martin Treanor

Is it just me, or is there an army of Christmas elves and pixies hanging around in the dark backrooms of high street shops, just waiting, feet on the blocks, for the exact second Halloween is declared over?

ON ... You'll Never Fail Rediscovering (or Discovering) a Literary Classic

Martin Treanor | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Martin Treanor

Many people disregard the allure of the classic writers, seeing them as old, established, and jaded. Yet, in their day, these writers were the revolutionaries, cutting edge writing with cutting edge messages, and I challenge anyone looking at them anew to place themselves in the mindset of the reader of the time - even swap mental genders if you like - and see them as they were intended.

On the Down Side of New Year Resolutions - or Where do All Those Christmas Cookbooks Go?

Martin Treanor | Posted 03.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Martin Treanor

Statistics point to the second week in February as the date most people start to slide with their New Year's Resolutions, sometimes the third week - if the thing to be given up is a not to difficult one, like eating expensive, luxury chocolates, or juggling fiery sticks.

ON... Why Do So Many People Get a Kick From Hurting Animals?

Martin Treanor | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Martin Treanor

I usually like to keep this blog easy-going, to dispense my daily sights and sounds using my own 'special' brand of light-hearted drivel - humour some...

ON...London Welcomes the World - It's Boris's 'BIG ONE'

Martin Treanor | Posted 26.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Martin Treanor

So it's Friday 27th July 2012 and, after 7 years of exhausting preparations, London is welcoming the world. For my part, I'm standing at Charing Cros...

The End of Everything as We Know It

Martin Treanor | Posted 20.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Martin Treanor

With exactly seven months to go until the end of the world, I have got to thinking as to how it might manifest itself (I would've written this blog next month, when it was a round half year to go - but I'll be on a beach then, reading a book, with an umbrella-y drink in my hand, and thinking not a jot about universal destruction).

On... Buzzspeak - Or Where Has All the English Gone

Martin Treanor | Posted 27.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Martin Treanor

Now, with regard to the grammar and spell-checker controls on my computer's software, although I'm somewhat reticent to use them (what with being an a...

Why Christmas Shop on Foot When You Can Shop Online?

Martin Treanor | Posted 02.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Martin Treanor

This is by no means an original topic for a blog, and every year tends to get churned up again and again - so please accept my apologies for regurgita...

ON ... Contracting Onset 21 Year old Daughter (or son) Syndrome.

Martin Treanor | Posted 19.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Martin Treanor

Now I've always considered myself a funky kinda chappie, not exactly mutton dressed as lamb, but I feel myself young for my age - casting derisory gla...