The best part of the Christmas story was the Magi rocking up at Bethlehem following a global sat nav and a lot of hope..
For those left stranded on planes,trains and automobiles over the past couple of weeks, the logistical challenges of getting from A to B made this a tricky Christmas.
Three moments over the past seven days leave me with a memory of Christmas that fills me with trans-global joy.
- The last ever Pogues’ Christmas gig at the Brixton Academy- 3000 of us dancing to Sally MacLennane and swaying to Fairytale of New York
- The crowd at Eastlands last night applauding for a minute for all those who’d died over Christmas
- The Barmy Army singing “Swan will tear us apart” as our lads in Melbourne retained the Ashes
The boundaries of race, nationality and creed that bind our terrestrial existence cease to exist when we come together with a common purpose – that’s what links my three favoured moments.
My new years resolution is to continue to participate in that sense of common purpose and I hope all who read this blog that they will join me in that!