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Into 2012 and beyond

Surveying the UK newspaper websites overnight – with the latest developments and reactions thereto on the advent of Lockdown Three dominating most of the coverage – I found myself moved once again to reflect upon some of the fundamentals underlying the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. I [...]

January 6, 2021 // 0 Comments

Waiting for it

Not being someone who sets much store by celebrating birthdays or religious festivals, last night the supposed weirdness that many of my family and friends have commented upon at marking the commencement of the New Year under the constraints of a Tier 4 lockdown or worse would have passed me by but [...]

January 1, 2021 // 0 Comments

A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do

These days almost anything one is told, discovers on the internet and/or can think of for ourselves can be so strange and apparently counter-intuitive – after this much flaffing about, endless Government U-turns and collective national pain – that it barely causes the needle on the dial of [...]

December 24, 2020 // 0 Comments

Spotted on the internet

As we reach the silly stage of the festive season, here are some items of potential interest to regular Rusters that I came across during my overnight tour of the newspaper websites: SIR PETER JACKSON PROVIDES AND UPDATE ON FORTHCOMING BEATLES DOCUMENTARY Following on from his highly-acclaimed 2018 [...]

December 22, 2020 // 0 Comments

Festive musing

Increasingly it seems this Covid-19 crisis become ever more bizarre, to the point where the general public is abandoning logic and reason, ignoring what the Government are saying (because, clearly as confused as we are, they’ve begun changing their rules and guidelines virtually on a daily [...]

December 21, 2020 // 0 Comments

Everything including sport has its risks

According to a swift google-research I conducted just now it was in a book first published in 1996 entitled Life and How to Survive It co-written with his therapist Robin Skynner that John Cleese penned the quote “life is a terminal disease and it is sexually-transmitted”. Slightly awkward – [...]

December 10, 2020 // 0 Comments

Keeping a perspective

As most Rusters will be only too well aware, we oldies often have to make difficult decisions in order to negotiate a careful balancing act between – on the one hand – expressing our bewilderment that the young seem to delight in disregarding or overturning all we know and can teach them about [...]

November 27, 2020 // 0 Comments

Yet more on yesterday’s announcement

Without wishing to overload our readers with more views on yesterday’ s official announcement I too was initially utterly confused. This government would not win any plaudits for clear English but after an hour of poring over the official announcement I reduced it to one paragraph: The [...]

November 24, 2020 // 0 Comments

Tragedy at sea

A few months ago some good friends of mine recommended a fresh fish delivery company called Pesky fish. Every morning at around 8 am I receive an email with today’s market of fresh fish caught. This is so popular that by 8-10 most of the catch is sold out. I especially enjoy the plump and [...]

November 23, 2020 // 0 Comments

This sporting life

Amidst the endless weirdness of these strange times, it seems to me that some of the Government’s decisions within its £300 million emergency support funding for eleven UK sports seriously affected by the pandemic – as regards restrictions upon fans permitted to attend matches/events in [...]

November 20, 2020 // 0 Comments

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