Monthly Archives: August 2004
I find it sad to hear from sports commentators that success in the Olympic medals table depends largely on financial backing. Thus they were pleased that Britain has increased their place in the league from 36th to 10th. Maybe it … Continue reading
Here is what a much maligned Christian Bishop says of his faith: I define myself above all other things as a believer. I am indeed a passionate believer. God is the ultimate reality in my life. I live in a … Continue reading
Following on from yesterday……. So Macdonald's not only tastes the same the world over (I won't even try to describe it) – It sounds the same too.
Grand-daughter Katie (aged 6) phoned to speak to Grandpa yesterday. “Guess where I am?”Granpa hears the background noise and says, “At a party?”That wasn't right, so he suggested the Sports Centre. Eventually inspiration dawned and he guessed correctly – MacDonalds! … Continue reading
For half of my working life I worked as an insurance broker, usually enjoying the cut and thrust of competition and also getting the best for my clients. Professional standards and fair play were important to me. The work was … Continue reading
My mother-in-law used to play scrabble a lot. When asked if she enjoyed it, her reply was “Well, it passes the time.” I used to think it a strange thing to say. She was in her eighties after all, and … Continue reading
Website has not been working properly for the past few days. A bit like me. Incidentally, I don't know how anybody runs at all in the heat and humidity of Athens.
Dana's return to home seems to have coincided with the arrival of a new postman. She is extremely friendly. He is extremely nervous. She tends to greet postpersons as bearers of dog-treats – thanks to one postman who actually used … Continue reading
A fly decided to commit suicide in my meal. It drowned in my green Thai sauce.Not a nice experience for either of us.