Monthly Archives: August 2013

A Sticky Wicket

The Oval Cricket Ground has always suffered by comparison to Lords, its more illustrious London counterpart. But the Oval is where it all began. The first Test match on English soil was played here in 1880, with the legendary WG … Continue reading

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Any Dream Will Do

Avian metaphors are so hot right now. Schizophrenic financial markets seem to hinge entirely on whether central bankers are hawks or doves. Closer to home, child number two starts college next week and the dreaded empty nester syndrome looms. I’m … Continue reading

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Very Normal People

When we switch on the radio in our rental car at Florence’s Peretola airport, we invariably tune into RTL 102.5 and get hit every few minutes with a bizarre radio jingle – Cento due cinque! Very normal people! This would … Continue reading

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