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We’ve all been there ….

It’s no secret that “frustrations with modern life” – often coupled with comparisons of how things were (or seemed) so much easier and better in days gone by – is a staple of followers of this esteemed organ. Today I’m drawing Rusters’ attention to a [...]

June 30, 2021 // 0 Comments

New Fitness campaign – Day One

With my GFC (great fitness campaign) having become a Covid-19 pandemic victim last summer – since when, apart from occasional long walks, I have failed to indulge in any serious bout of exercise-taking – my plan from today is to gradually crank up my general state of fitness until I [...]

March 22, 2021 // 0 Comments

Sport as it was may be back on the horizon

Amidst the details of the Prime Minister’s cautious, once and for all, “road map” out of Lockdown 3 announced yesterday, UK sports fans, clubs and players/athletes will have taken particular interest in the 17th May and 21st June milestones within it applying to the potential return of crowds [...]

February 23, 2021 // 0 Comments

A brief return to an earlier subject

Somewhat to the surprise of the Rust‘s editor (he told me) but also as it happens myself, I have been receiving a steady flow of feedback since I began my occasional series on off-beat musical items I have come across whilst surfing the internet since the UK Covid-19 lockdown occurred – [...]

August 20, 2020 // 0 Comments

You pays your money …

The name Picasso is so engrained in the world’s psyche that several times during his lifetime, and indeed regularly after it, his reputation has become subject to relentless attack by the forces of reappraisal, revisionism, post-modernism and even those who aspire to the famous ‘with [...]

January 21, 2020 // 0 Comments

The hazy days of a summer long gone

Back in the day I once worked with Simon, my immediate boss who was something of a fish out of water – an unworldly accountant, debuting in the crazy world of television, who suffered a degree of difficulty in accepting the norms of an industry that didn’t really have any. Because the [...]

December 25, 2019 // 0 Comments

It’s as bad as you first imagined

Like I suspect most prospective voters with a pulse I’ve been keeping a watching brief upon the recently-officially declared “off and running” General Election, just as I’ve kept one broadly-speaking over the last nine plus years since the Tories returned to office overlayed, as all events [...]

November 8, 2019 // 0 Comments

Something good must come of it

Someone once wrote “It is a truth universally acknowledged …” and in the context of a 21st Century in which the human world becomes ever smaller and more interconnected perhaps  nobody should be surprised when greed, self-interest, sailing close to or ‘bending’ the rules in order to gain [...]

November 6, 2019 // 0 Comments

Another step on the road to somewhere

With opening apologies to those Rusters who have had a bellyful of Brexit-related matters and would really rather read of something/anything else, yesterday because of circumstances against my control I happened to watch a large proportion of the BBC’s coverage (fronted by Huw Edwards) of the [...]

October 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

Thoughts coming into this sporting weekend

RUGBY WORLD CUP As Japan braces itself for super-typhoon Hagabis and sympathy undoubtedly ought to be extended to everyone affected by its arrival including those fans who have travelled half way around the world and booked hotels and tickets for matches which now will not take place, plus those [...]

October 12, 2019 // 0 Comments

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