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Prince Harry

Even republicans approve, surely?

Microwaving tea

Recommended by scientists, apparently. Disgusting

No televised election debates

Disappointing; we were rather looking forward to May vs The Sturge

Broadchurch

Olivia Coleman = nailed-on Future National Treasure

Spring Bank holidays

Too close together! Very bad!

Bin-mageddon

“I queued for THREE BLOODY HOURS at B&Q for a new recycling bin! The entire town’s in CHAOS”

S-Town

To be listened to whole on a long journey for maximum effect

Using a proper paper map

Strangely satisfying

The “Flash” Flash ad

It’s back! Possibly the best ever singing dog in an advert ever

Crap tacos

Reheated, with too much chilli: middle-class kebabs, basically

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    Friday
    Jul122013

    CHATTERING CLASS: NEWS AND NATTER

    News and natter

    Giant statue of Colin Firth's Mr Darcy in London's Hyde Park

    Deeply naff

    Pimms. Salad. Crudité. Pickles. Salsa. Gazpacho

    The humble cucumber. So many uses, says @nicky_t

    Britain doesn't recognise its tree types

    Not even the oak. We all need to do much better

    Writing "reached out to x for comment"

    Stop it, says @Tinpotgamer. "Contacted" will do fine

    The woman who said "tough titty" on BBC Radio 4

    Let's hear it for her, says @keridavies

    Greggs going all posh

    No! We liked it better before!

    Ice cream vans allowed to sound their chimes a bit longer

    Hurray for the sound of British summer

    Paying a premium for houses with a sea view

    We just can't get enough of an estuary

    Red wine "detox" holiday in south-west France

    Don't mind if we do

    Tuesday
    Jul092013

    MC Eating Habits: Talk at London's House of St Barnabas

    One of the Middle Class Handbook editors, Richard Benson, is speaking about new middle class eating habits at a talk at London’s House of St Barnabas on July 16, and if any MCH readers would like to come, we would love to see you there. The event is intended to raise money for the HOSB’s work with London’s homeless.

    Richard will be talking about middle-class topics such as the lunchtime sandwich run, the etiquette of eating breakfast at work, and whether the Saturday night takeaway is edging out the Sunday roast as the week’s most enjoyable meal. He may even digress into such old favourites as cupcakes and the correct way to pronounce “scone” and “chorizo”. Other guests include Tom Viney, co-editor of a new magazine called Special Request, and Rosie Lovel, founder of Rosie’s Deli Café in Brixton. Another MCH associate Miranda Sawyer is chair for the evening.

    Tickets – all in a good cause are available here.

    And if you want to really get involved, you can upload pictures of your lunch to the Facebook link above. All the images will be compiled in a video display on the evening, apparently. Lovely.

    Friday
    Jul052013

    CHATTERING CLASS: THIS WEEK'S IDLE TALK

    Checkout girl vs. customer on mobile phone

    Top marks to the checkout girl

    Taking holidays in other people's houses

    Can't get enough of this

    Salad spinners

    @MartynHett reports a severe shortage on the high street

    Sky Go, the "talking window" technology

    Leave us alone!

    Chutney

    As @Feisty_Onion says, its excellence cannot be overstated

    The fancier the job title, the less fancy the job

    Fact

    Posting "happy Independence Day to all my American friends" on Facebook

    @samuelpalin says it seems suitably, Britishly self-effacing to congratulate Americans for escaping our yoke

    Who uses Facebook anymore?

    ...is the thing everyone says while still using Facebook

    John Lewis opening Heathrow shop

    EXCITING. Yes, @heidistephens, it is

    The hashtag #foodporn

    Deplorable, says @LondonWineCirc

    Friday
    Jun212013

    Chattering class: Click one piece of chat, get nine free

    Five-cheese pizza

    Not nice – way too many cheeses, reports @cecimaud

    “Heritage”

    Being bandied about. Be very wary

    Grayson Perry

    Still our man of the moment

    Complaining about anachronisms in historical TV drama

    @redarsedbaboon reckons this has become a Thing

    Six pounds for a slice of cake at the Queen’s Club tennis, reports @LouiseCroft3

    The Great British Rip-Off continues

    Preparing artichokes

    Far too much bother

    Panicking about tomatoes not growing yet

    Wisdom from @Blonde_M: so long as you’re seeing flowers, they’ll arrive eventually

    Including the word “methinks” when you write something witty

    It wasn’t witty, because you’re terrible, says @rllyquitetired

    Going digital with your recipe journal

    Not acceptable

    Online word verification thingies

    No, @EnglishMum, you're not the only one who can’t do them

    Friday
    Jun142013

    Middle Class Colour Chart: Green

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