Random Thoughts on The Olympics

Aug 13

Random Thoughts on The Olympics

While I can admire the skill in both, can someone explain to me why performing animals in circuses are banned in many places while dressage is an olympic ‘sport’? Bolt was great, but Rudisha was magnificent So, next time please –  no tennis, no men’s football (soccer), no dressage, no commentary over opening and closing ceremonies, no George...

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The cup final: disaster and embarrassment

Jun 30

The cup final: disaster and embarrassment

OK, so I was expecting the worst, and got it – the Hibees wer dire and the Jambos were good enough to put them to the sword. In 2009 I swore never to go to our embarrassment of a national stadium again. Unfortunately a winter excursion to Easter Road gave us membership of the Hibs Club and allowed me to buy a couple of tickets for the final. So we went –...

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WordUp Glasgow 2012

Feb 08

WordUp Glasgow 2012

I attended my first WordPress event in Glasgow last Saturday, ‘WordUp Glasgow 2012’. I will not review the event here as others have done this far better than I ever could ( see http://idea15.wordpress.com/2012/02/05/review-wordup-glasgow-2012/ ). As a ‘newbie’, however, I think it would be useful to share my thoughts. So here they are…...

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Music, film etc – best of 2011

Dec 03

Music, film etc – best of 2011

MY Albums of the year (I only bought a couple of new releases after July, so the choice is a bit limited) King Creosote and John Hopkins – Diamond Mine Anna Calvi – Anna Calvi Beirut – Riptide (including best track of the year ‘Santa Fe’) Joan as Police Woman – The Deep Field PJ Harvey – Let England Shake Single (and Promo...

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Always a ‘tough game’

Oct 08

Always a ‘tough game’

Just how low have we fallen? In Scottish football it seems these days that every game is a ‘tough game’ against a ‘difficult opponent’, both nationally and at club level. Now I don’t have a problem with teams in the Scottish leagues having hot and cold spells; in fact I wish it would happen more regularly, particularly when it comes to...

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So embarrassed by Scotland

Oct 10

So embarrassed by Scotland

So embarrassed by Scotland’s performance that I found myself being happy that the Czechs won. “IT WAS football, but not the type many could say they were familiar with. Scotland left a yellow stain on the beautiful game in Prague last night and Craig Levein could not even claim that the ends justified the means.” Full article here...

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