Saturday, 24 March 2018

On film: The First Great Train Robbery

In which G.M. Norton enjoys a rip-roaring flick featuring stealing, steam trains, a sultry stunner and splendid stunts.

Last weekend, I was flicking through Netflix and came across The First Great Train Robbery, a 1978 crime caper starring Sean Connery.
It looked fun so I decided to watch it. Set in the year 1855, it is about an attempt to steal £25,000 worth of gold bars from a moving train.

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Hot tip for low-cost specs

In which G.M. Norton alerts his dear readers to affordable spectacles.

I've worn glasses since I was nine or ten years old (mother may correct this upon reading).

A few years before this, my bespectacled best friend asked me to pretend my eyesight was worse than it was so that he wouldn't be the only glasses wearer in class.
Sympathising, but realising that this was absurd, I did no such thing and the optician declared my eyes to be fine. Of course, that changed so my chum eventually got his wish.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Review: Skull Shaver

In which G.M. Norton celebrates a super smooth dome.

Since becoming part of the baldie brethren, up until the last month, I was shaving my head with a razor.

Looking around at all the shaved headed men, I thought this task would be quite a simple one. But that’s not really been the case at all.
Trying to shave across the contours of my cranium is a challenge and a half. I did try to shave with my safety razor but found the back of the head very difficult to do (it’s all about the angle of the razor with the safety).

Nicks and cuts were becoming a common occurrence. And as I was running a razor across my head every day, yesterday’s cut wasn’t having a chance to heal before the blade would strike red again.

Add to that a burning scalp and the shaving experience wasn’t as enjoyable as it started out as. Beginning to dread it, I decided to seek out alternatives.

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Smouldering Sirens: Betty Brosmer

In which G.M. Norton enlists another Smouldering Siren. 

With this frightful weather, I've been seeking things to warm the old cockles.

Enter a new Smouldering Siren - Betty Brosmer.