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About Johnny The Haemorrhoid

I’m a very rotten and troublesome old pile that gets around a bit and then writes about it. I’ve also recently written a book about beating type 2 diabetes. However, it has had to be published in the name of my pile host, John Spring. He is blissfully unaware of what I get up to, apart from the itching.

There’s also a lot in this website about the places I’ve visited. Some of them have only been fleeting visits but a low level of knowledge on any subject has never stopped me from having a strong opinion on it. As a wise man once said, ‘It is better to open your mouth and let forth a torrent of empty-headed nonsense than have the wisdom to keep quiet’….or something like that.

Anyway there’s lots of nonsense, and a good squirt of bile, in this website. I apologise if you live in any of the places I’ve visited and you take offence to what I say about them. Bear in mind I’m a rotten old pile.

The travel pictures are all mine. When it came to picture choice, which is mostly one per place, this presented a conundrum. Should I really try to show what the place is all about in just one picture? Or is that an impossible task? Hence another apology: I’m sure your city has wonderful parks, magnificent public spaces and stunning architecture but please don’t take it personally if I choose to accompany my article about your beautiful city with a picture of a dog-turd with a lolly-stick in it*

* There is no picture of a dog-turd with a lolly-stick in it. You just don’t see them anymore. I blame the kids of today, sticking lolly-sticks in dog-turds was good wholesome fun when I was a child.

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