The idea was raised tonight, that Magnum ice-creams are getting smaller as time goes on. I must admit I feel woefully unaware of such a thing, I am however in the loop (as they say) around the sad demise of the once great wagon wheel.
It seems to me that many of the things in this world that were once so great have slipped away possibly never to return. A classic example of this greatness must surely be the late Mr Isambard Kingdom Brunel. For-sure the legacy left behind by this man can never be disputed as anything less then quite good really. But what else, what made him so great, such a legend?
Even so I guess it's important to acknowledge that although a great man in hat wearing, he didn't do quite so well in the hight department. Although measured at an impressive six foot eight, it was latter discovered his actual hatless hight was four foot three. Nevertheless, he was a great man, a great short man.
So in an age where magnums and wagon wheels continue to get smaller, lets try and remember the legendary hat wearing skills of the late, great, small Isambard Kingdom Brunel. A tiny little man with a big fuckoff hat.