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Women and sport

It is arguable that one of the greatest casualties of the global coronavirus pandemic has been the last half century’s advancement of female equality. Already it has been reported that, in direct consequence of the UK lockdown, female employees has been more likely to be furloughed and/or [...]

May 30, 2020 // 0 Comments

It’s that time of life thing

As the vicissitudes of encroaching senility gradually creep up behind me I am also conscious that not-dissimilar is happening to those close at hand. Given my past history of occasional mishaps with my attire – cue a reference to those unfortunate times when I have exposed myself to Mrs Patel [...]

May 29, 2020 // 0 Comments

‘Tisn’t fair! (but it may be life)

Please pardon the self-pitying whine but there’s little doubt that the sports fans among us could be forgiven for coming to the view that we have more to lose than most from the present coronavirus crisis. Arguably elite female sport in the UK has come under huge pressure precisely because its [...]

May 27, 2020 // 0 Comments

You live and learn

Further to my post yesterday about my reluctance, never mind inability, to master some of the intricacies of social media and not being bothered about this, I came across a case in point last night. Having prepared my habitual gin & tonic at 5.50pm in advance of settling in front of my 72 inch [...]

April 25, 2020 // 0 Comments

The pressure ramps up

We may all be going a bit nuts at the moment this far into the lockdown but – when I rose for my day-shift this morning and fired up my computer – it seemed as if somehow in the period between 8.45pm last night and the present the world had suddenly shot forward about four days, such [...]

April 22, 2020 // 0 Comments

The facts of life

Despite the inevitability that time keeps moving on and things change, arguably some of them don’t. Amidst the often-mocked doctrines of the “woke” generation, diversity, political correctness – and yes the feminist-inspired “Me Too” campaign – one cannot [...]

March 15, 2020 // 0 Comments

Getting used to it …

Misconceptions are two a penny in the 21st Century world and one of them is that this organ is for old people, which is not the case at all. The Rust covers everything and anything – okay, many of its contributors are as old as the hills, but what’s wrong with that? We cannot help it, can we? I [...]

February 17, 2020 // 0 Comments

The subtle art of letting it creep up on you …

Ageing is a weird process because every living thing does it without ever – I suspect – fully knowing (or should that be ‘acknowledging’) it. Every dog begins as a ball-of-fluff puppy, acts like one until they’re about eight or even ten and then gradually turns in to a wheezing, rarely [...]

February 10, 2020 // 0 Comments

The perils of non-surprise

When you’re my age – i.e. a stage at which most of what was once worth retaining of one’s body has already “gone south” (or missing) there’s a certain rhythm and lack of expectation to life. The prospect of being lured upstairs on the spur of the moment by an [...]

February 6, 2020 // 0 Comments

It Ain’t Right …

It’s funny how the modern world operates sometimes – I’m thinking of such recent phenomena as the ‘diversity’ row over at the recent BAFTA awards which even Prince William felt necessary to complain about, even though he’s President of the ruddy organisation. As an oldie, what strikes [...]

February 5, 2020 // 0 Comments

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