Monthly Archives: February 2007

Death and mourning

Every day I pass the site of a fatal car crash a couple of years ago (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/low/england/oxfordshire/4590713.stm). It was a dreadful incident which affected a lot of local people quite deeply, and there’s rarely a day even now that I … Continue reading

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Not that the police are stupid or anything…

While having a clearout prior to a relocation at work, I stumbled across an old photocopy I made when working for the Metropolitan Police many years ago. It’s a form which had to be completed any time an officer sustained … Continue reading

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I Like David Beckham

There, I’ve said it. I don’t care who knows it. I like David Beckham. And the case for the defence is as follows. 1) Beckham gave me one of my great football watching moments, when he scored that glorious free … Continue reading

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Richard, Judy and the decline of Western civilization

I see that contestants in Richard and Judy’s facile quiz suspect they may have been cheated, by being asked to phone in when the winner had already been chosen. I’m slightly ambivalent about this. On the one hand it’s a … Continue reading

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And relax…

So it is with no little sigh of relief that I reach the end of my five in five days challenge, grateful that Mrs Somewhere couldn’t get Barry Quinn and Gavin Johnson to stick. In a perverse way it’s been … Continue reading

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Michel Petrucciani

I’’ve been listening to Michel Petrucciani. I’’m going to go out on a limb and assume that most of you won’’t have heard of him, given that he was a French jazz pianist. [Yes, I like jazz. Due to the … Continue reading

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The Accrington Antibiosis

I don’t have anything personal against the people of Accrington, and I really don’t have anything against their football team either. I just hope they get relegated. Let me explain. As keen students of lower league football will be aware, … Continue reading

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