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Stamp, slap, bang, whallop

WITH a salute to the statue of the UDR man with the stop-hand and the big gun, Squinter makes his way through Lisburn town to Reid’s shoe shop for a new pair of shoes. Yes, fair enough, you’re right – it would hardly be for a new pair of trousers.

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Landfall at Londonderry

THE SECOND major event of the 2011 hurricane season – Katia – came shrieking and howling across the broad Atlantic on Monday morning. According to the BBC Ulster weather team, it made land-fall in Londonderry.

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A tale of two seagoing Carolines

THE ONLY ship called Caroline that Squinter had ever heard of was the MV Caroline, home to the pirate broadcasting operation Radio Caroline

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Soaked but undefeated

SQUINTER got the soaking of his life on Sunday, as some eagle-eyed passers-by happened to notice.

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Crumbs! The £2 loaf has arrived

MARK it in your diary. Remember where you were when you heard the news – just as you remember JFK, Elvis, John Lennon and Beyoncé’s pregnancy.

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A few stern words

THIS is quite possibly a world exclusive, if indeed you can call a poor mobile phone picture a world exclusive.

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