Just trying to make some sense of this 4 billion year old rock we all live on…
It would be very easy for anyone to Google ‘Best ever run scorers and wicket takers’ and compile a list of the eleven best in each and even balance it out to make a good team. However this is an XI that is different, this is my favourite XI, not necessarily the best but … Continue reading My All-Time World Cricket XI
Prophetic words from Semisonic in this title that built up perfectly to the refrain in their 1998 work Closing Time, and flying out to Lisbon from the horrific quagmire of putrid shit that is Manchester Airport, I had these words in mind as I realised that this could be the last time that I travel … Continue reading Every New Beginning Comes From Some Other Beginning’s End.
What is Britishness? Well judging by the wavy red line underneath the word Britishness on my laptop monitor right now, it means nothing at all. If I right-click on the wavy red line then it offers ‘correct’ alternatives such as Brutishness, Skittishness and Bearishness. We like to think that there is such a thing as … Continue reading What is Britishness?
Imagine being 19 forever in some kind of weird Groundhog Year nightmare, or perhaps it would be a paradise? If I was 19 forever then it would permanently be the 364 days between November 6th 1994 and November 5th 1995. I would be working as a cable cutter in Saltley and driving around in a … Continue reading Not Nineteen Forever. But what if you were?