Mario has written 6 posts for Mario's Blog


The first time….. On Tuesday 6th September at about 1pm while working in Tottenham, I was mugged by two unknown individuals and my mobile phone was stolen (along with it’s holster and protective case and the struggle smashed my Bluetooth earpiece). In these current harsh economic times, my job, however occasional, is important. My usual … Continue reading

Respect–Part 3

In our garden, we have a willow tree, it’s a little wild and unkempt, but we like it that way. Because of this, obviously, some branches overhang our wonderful considerate neighbour’s garden. This gives her the right to trim any branches which overhang her garden. On Sunday 26th July, the grass, which desperately needed cutting … Continue reading

Respect–Part 2

You may remember our ‘considerate’ neighbour from Respect. Well, the council agreed with us and sent her a reminder that the public highway is public, and not her personal property. Since then, she has been what I assume passes for civil in her world. The council advise, in their tenancy handbook that noise nuisance can … Continue reading

Virgin Media–An update

If you read my last post, Virgin slower than HRT?, you’ll probably be wondering what has happened (and even if you don’t, I’m going to tell you anyway). My actions had an immediate effect. Having sent the e-mail at about 9:45pm on Thursday, I received an e-mail response from the CEO’s office within an hour. … Continue reading

Virgin slower than HRT?

Today we have seen the end of one of the most tightly fought Formula One World Championships ever, and the end of the first season for three new teams, Lotus Racing, Virgin Racing and HRT. Now, before all you Formula One fans take issue with the title as being the exact opposite of the season … Continue reading


Some people should learn that respect is earned, not a ‘given’ Continue reading