Monthly Archives: February 2020

Medicine in the good old days

Posted in Health, History | Tagged , | Leave a comment

British Sporting Hypocrisy: the Zola Budd Incident and Others

The Olympic motto ‘Swifter, Higher, Stronger’ is meant to spur the athletes to embrace the Olympic spirit and perform to the best of their abilities. The Olympic Games ideal is athletes competing in a spirit of competitive endeavour. The Berlin … Continue reading

Posted in History, Politics, Sport | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Mick Herron ~ Spook Street (2017)

Strictly speaking book reviews shouldn’t be written by fans. After all a ‘Fan Review’ lacks the nicely balanced analysis, which the reader of a book review deserves and expects. No football fan for example wants the ‘best’ team to win. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

South African Humour

Graham B.

Posted in Humour, wildlife | Tagged , | Leave a comment

It pays to be a slip fielder

Joe was dining in a fancy restaurant and was secretly admiring the woman at the next table. But he was nervous. Suddenly, she violently sneezed and her glass eye came flying out. He caught it adroitly and handed it back … Continue reading

Posted in Humour, Sport | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Film Review: Souvenir (Tom Burke and Honor Swinton Byrne) (2019)

If you’re bored with franchise CGI films, find ‘Look at me Mum, I’m brave’ documentaries tedious, dislike political satire, hate ethnic films, or reading a novel whilst watching a film – reading at the cinema?- then Souvenir is for you. … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Review | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Doctors: What do they know?

Just after Christmas 2019, I wasn’t at all well. No energy, headache, fever with terrible back pains in my lower back. Jan, my wife, dialled 999 and in what felt like a few minutes, two young paramedics were in my … Continue reading

Posted in Autobiography, Health, Humour | Tagged , , | Leave a comment