August Roundup

The 2nd August dawned like the first day of autumn with that melancholy end of summer light, bright but somehow not warming. We still have a complete Test series against India to come while the County Championship is on hold while artificial teams spend the main holiday month playing an artificial competition called The Hundred. Cricket designed by management consultants rather than by people who … Continue reading August Roundup

July Roundup

So we had football and England’s fabulous performance in the European Championship, we had tennis, we had a kind of normality that really wasn’t. We also had a Government that. having spent a year and a half scaring everyone silly aboit the virus suddenly decided to scrap all restrictions and, seemingly, all sensible public heath measures, and let everyone get on with it. All this … Continue reading July Roundup

June Roundup

We are now halfway through 2021 at the time of posting this and, despite the successful vaccination programme, a return to full normality seems some way off. I am sure I am not the only one to find this extremely dispiriting and equally sure that I am not the only one caught between wanting it all to end and feeling anxiety about the opening up, … Continue reading June Roundup

2020 – Review of the Year

On Monday 16th March 2020 I went, as I usually do before caching a train home from London to the Great Nepalese on Eversholt Street for a curry, As usual I was first in when the restaurant opened. As usual I ordered a large glass of Malbec and then my favourite vegetable jheera. And there usual ended. It was after seven o’clock before anyone else … Continue reading 2020 – Review of the Year

SoSS May

So onto May and we have remained in lockdown. I have become completely used to it. I have my routine, I have my runs, I have my weekly Zoom chat with the Proud Baggies (and doesn’t football seem so long ago now!) and I have almost stopped missing the pub. As for sex, well that means solo sex for the foreseeable future although having to … Continue reading SoSS May