Daily Archives: December 5, 2012

Electrical calamity hits Mill Street

WE WONDERED WHY, as we wended our way downstairs at first faded  light why electrical clocks were winking at us, saying “help!”.

Apparently there was an electrical emergency last night – we is suffering from a novovirus so we is a bit dead to the world.

The stove said 1:29AM  but apparently at the end of the road, there was a bit of an explosion and a manhole (who he?) rose out of the road. The power got cut. It got cold. Regular readers of this bog will remember that Oxford Uni contractors cut off our gas by mistake, and one of the contractors lit a cig until we screamed at him a bit.

Anyway, we have reset our clocks and we are all waiting for an apology which of course we will not get.

Oxford “toilet man” hits out at British press


COUNCILLOR JOHN TANNER (Lab), famous for pronouncements earlier this year that claimed part of the reason tourists from all over the world visit Oxford because of its “world beating” public conveniences (bogs), has written a letter to the Oxford Mail, having a go at the British press and David Cameron.

Tanner, who sports the fancy title of Board Member for a Cleaner, Greener Oxford, said in the letter that he wants a free press that will investigate the rich and powerful, and to educate and entertain. The Oxford Mail, he writes, has always been fair and honest.  But journalists at the nationals will “dive into the gutter” to get a story.

* Sources tell Volesoft that CoCo – a splendid establishment embedded in the Royal Oxford Hotel but nothing to do with it – will close on the 21st of December.  It has two other establishments in Oxford, another CoCo in the Cowley Road, and the Casbah, on the opposite side of the road.  We will miss the occasional breakfast we have there, but thankfully Mick’s Café is still open. CoCo in West Oxford is likely to become a Korean restaurant.