Settling In

April 30, 2011

How long was it before you started calling your mother in law by her nickname or mum? How long was it before your work colleagues found out about your personal life? How long before those plants in your garden were settled and flowering? How long before you could confidently use your mobile phone? I’m guessing that none of the answers to the above was within 734 minutes? That’s how long…


Loyalty Or Lunacy?

April 8, 2011

Generally speaking this ugly old beast doesn’t raise its head from beyond the old shed walls too often during a season, but when it does then boy do we know about it. Of course you guessed it, I’m talking “LOYALTY” points. So let’s look at the word loyalty first of all: Loyalty is faithfulness or a devotion to a person, country, group, or cause (Philosophers disagree as to what things…


Mike Bassett Chelsea Manager

March 31, 2011

For those who have seen the film featuring Ricky Tomlinson as Mike Bassett the England manager, you will remember a quote from the film during a press conference, he states; “This country will be playing Four Four F***ing Two” and leaves. This got me thinking; should Carlo raise an eyebrow at this quote and get his thinking cap on and the clogs inside turning at a pace? Does he stick…