Monthly Archives: November 2012

Newspapers…Just Boycott Them

Apparently daily sales of newspapers have gone down from 13 million to 8million in just a decade. It strikes me therefore that the Newspaper industry are on thin ground congratulating themselves that they have David Cameron on their side and … Continue reading

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Back To The Future

Now this is a strange coincidence. In 1981, I started going out with Mrs Fitzjames Horse. And on a Saturday before Christmas in the foyer of the old Co-Operative Department Store in York Street. Those younger readers unfamiliar with the … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Game…Extra Time

Last week and this week, the soap opera that is Chelsea FC dominated the Sports News. It just gets worse for them……and for Football. History is a major part of Football. All clubs have a history. A few months ago, … Continue reading

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Alternative USA And Ireland

An excellent thread on Slugger-O’Toole about American-British-Irish Diplomacy. Certainly cerebral, it is also a bit elitist…attending conferences with the great and the good like Peter Jay and Sean Donlon is a timely reminder that there are some Sluggerites who simply … Continue reading

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“Czar” Awards Night

The ever popular “Keeping an Eye on the Czar of Russia” Awards Night Dinner will take place at a secret venue……possibly a local franchise of McDonalds on Saturday 15th December 2012. The jury will be….me. Nominations are invited….for…..well basically ANY … Continue reading

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Decade Of Centenaries…Mammy

Had she lived, today (27th November) would have been my mothers 100th Birthday. She was born in 1912 but was quick to point out …AFTER the Titanic sank. Born in a small village in County Armagh, she married quite late…to … Continue reading

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The Alliance Party And Religion

Last week Cllr Alan Harbinson (North Down) left the Alliance Party over the issue of Gay marriage…..he is against it. The surprising thing about his resignation……and even possible defection to DUP is that he has only been on the Council … Continue reading

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