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It’s all downhill from here …

Yesterday I knocked out a total of 25,637 steps (as per my Garmin fitness wristband) after deciding that simply going to the gym for a ‘session’ every two or three days was not enough. I’m not talking about having fallen prey to post-Christmas blues as regards how much I ate or drank over the [...]

January 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

Exterminate! Exterminate!

Yesterday – partly by happen-chance, partly by design – I watched the beginning of The Andrew Marr Show on BBC1 from 9.00am. I then deliberately turned to a different channel, any channel (it doesn’t matter which one it was then, or now) at roughly 9.35am, about two minutes into [...]

January 8, 2018 // 0 Comments

It’s distorted, that’s what it is …

I make no apology for entering the lists today in order to comment upon the latest figures that have been issued in respect of the UK gender pay gap. These come from companies who have over 250 employees – and who will be required by law to publish them on or before April 2018 – but who are in [...]

January 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

Another loss on the road

Saturday 6th January 2018: Aviva Premiership, Round 13: Sale Sharks v Harlequins at the AJ Bell Stadium (attendance 7,242): Result – Sale Sharks 30 Harlequins 29: new league positions – Sale Sharks 6th on 33 points, Harlequins 9th on 32 points. This needn’t take long. I didn’t attend this [...]

January 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

Once upon a time …

Occasionally those of us over a certain age hark back to the great sporting times of yesteryear – when men wore mullet or permed haircuts, moustaches and shorts so tight you could tell the wearer’s religion. In footballing terms let us just name-check Nottingham Forest, Derby County and [...]

January 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

Wonders will never cease

In these modern 2st Century days, in which someone like Donald Trump can not only become a candidate for the post of US President but actually gets himself elected, I guess there should be nothing that surprises anyone. Given my long-held cynicism towards those who are attracted to and/or inhabit [...]

January 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

Hello 2018!

Being an incorrigible cynic and unabashed hair-shirt sort of a guy, I have felt ever since my mid-twenties that I was always going to be naturally suited to the role of being an old, ‘off the pace’ curmudgeon – basically an object of (behind my back) amusement to young generations – by [...]

January 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

Roll on January 2nd!

There – still a few days to go before normal service is resumed but I think I’ve just about got through the festive period unscathed. There’s a point at which, when you live alone and – if you are left to your own devices – the whole of your existence becomes a matter of glorious routine [...]

December 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

Christmas weekend misery

Saturday 23rd December 2017: Aviva Premiership rugby, Round 11: Newcastle Falcons v Harlequins at Kingston Park, Newcastle: Result: Newcastle 11 (4 league points) Harlequins 10 (one losing bonus point): latest League positions – Newcastle 7th on 28 Points, Harlequins 9th on 25 points. Today I can [...]

December 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

It’s that time of year again

As Yuletide beckons – chaotic last minute shopping, endless gridlocks on Britain’s motorways, television screens full of total rubbish except, of course, for Channel Four which seems to be showing a series of classic Carry On films during the daytime (yesterday they showed Carry On [...]

December 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

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