Wednesday, 30 June 2010
Sunday, 27 June 2010
New England manager appointed!
The Football Association is delighted to announce the appointment of well-known football fan Pete Waterman as the new England Manager.
"Although he has no experience of football management," said a spokesman," his recent success in writing the song that came a close last in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest made him a strong candidate," before adding "and funnily enough Germany won that as well."
Saturday, 26 June 2010
If the prospect of taking on Germany on Sunday, followed by Argentina next week doesn't raise passion in the England players, what can?
Update: the referee is Jorge Larrionda from that favourite retirement venue for old Nazis, Uraguay.
This is from his Wikipedia entry:
Larrionda was selected as a referee for the 2002 FIFA World Cup, but was suspended for six months by the Uruguayan Football Association two days after his selection, and was dropped from the list of referees. The organization cited "irregularities" which were not specified. Larrionda was one of five referees suspended for what the president of the Uruguayan board described as "irregularities that were denounced by other referees."  The suspensions reportedly arose from accusations of corruption between members of rival Uruguayan soccer officials unions.
Tuesday, 22 June 2010
The most recent comment on my blog was from Henry J who quite rightly took me to task for using a photo of a horse to represent Chris Huhne's mistress.
Mum is a dressage champion who belongs to a friend of ours. Daughter is 8 weeks old and likes having her photo taken. She's yours for the price of a reasonable spec 911.
Which is still cheaper than the price of a political career.
Eh - Chris?
Sunday, 20 June 2010
Saturday, 19 June 2010
Sunday, 13 June 2010
Friday, 11 June 2010
As someone who clearly hates this country, Obama no doubt thinks that his bullying rhetoric against a British company will do wonders to boost his flagging approval rating while making the Brits suffer. As a socialist he will no doubt take the view that private pension funds can well afford to take a hit like this (as Gordon Brown demonstrated in his first budget as Chancellor.)
But, Mr President, before you send BP's share price any lower, consider these facts:
Of just under 100,000 BP employees worldwide, almost 40,000 of them are in America.
As of December 2009, 40% of BP's shares were owned by individuals and organsations in the UK.
As of December 2009, what percentage of the company was owned by American individuals and organisations?
A mere 39%!
It seems incredible that, just 18 months into his presidency, Obama looks set to join the less-than-illustrious ranks of Presidents who failed to get elected for a second term. God only knows how much damage he can still do in the time he's got left.
Thursday, 3 June 2010
Dr Lakelander and I are very touched by everyone's good wishes. We were not affected in any way.
Normal service will resume soon.