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Chelsea and their date with destiny – do you believe in fate?

May 19, 2012


In the end, it came down as ITV’s Football Commentator Clyde Tyldesley put it, to ‘’the footballing world turning the axis on its head’’; amongst various other tawdry throwaway remarks we had to endure for 120 minutes. Plus penalties. That is unless you were ‘fortunate’ enough to watch on Sky Sports. ‘‘Germans don’t lose on […]

Re-finding the lost art of conversation

May 17, 2012


I’m a Londoner. I commute on the tube. I read the Metro. I find the thought of anyone making any sort of eye contact with me that sits opposite chilling to say the least. I’m like a rabbit staring into stadium floodlights at the thought of anyone asking me if they want me to sit […]

Judaism and Zionism – that unambiguous grey area

May 13, 2012


At a pro-Palestinian protest yesterday I couldn’t help but notice tourists walking past with furrowed brows and perplexed glances. They’d noticed something a little odd at a rally that is predominantly in the hearts and minds of Arabs belonging to a monotheistic faith. The longest humanitarian crisis of modern times is a daily reminder and […]

The Streets are paved with gold pawnshops

May 12, 2012


Deep in the heart of suburbia there’s always strange tales of goings-on behind closed doors of bored housewives and the like.  I don’t read them, but they’re glaring in my face when I go to the newsagents with women’s magazines on the second shelf like Woman’s Own and Take A Break with their stories so ridiculous […]