Tag Archives: England

Living with losing? We’ve got a World Cup to win!

I had a day on the river yesterday with some beautiful young Indians from Swindon. Kind, courteous and generous with their food and culture. They knew me through a network of friends I have made through a gym in Slough. … Continue reading

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2-0 : a life framing evening

I think my earliest memory is of watching the World Cup Final in 1966. I would have been four and I remember the room, the excitement and my Mum and Dad’s happiness. 55 years on, I am anticipating getting a … Continue reading

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COVID-19 ; have recent Government interventions helped?

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Allardyce- a fan’s eye’s view.

“Money corrupts and wads corrupt absolutely” – anonymous football fan – last night.   I heard about Sam Allardyce’s departure from the England Manager’s job while watching Cambridge United beat Yeovil Town in a Tuesday night league 2 fixture at … Continue reading

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Dele makes me proud to be English!

  What better way to celebrate being English than through the performance of our three major national teams. Over the past ten days, I have watched English sides win the Grand Slam at the six nations rugby, qualify for the … Continue reading

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The tone from the top

Take a close look at the photo above, it’s taken from a Morningstar conference yesterday. The gentleman on the left is asking the question, the women on the right are listening and the gents on the right – well – they’re … Continue reading

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E-Christmas Cards – a very rum idea if you ask me.

What do you do with e-christmas cards? They bother me. “E-Christmas card” is a misnoma, most of these e-thingies seem the product of the thought police who de-risk corporate communications. “Merry” is of course out – a whiff of intoxication … Continue reading

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“Since I was young, I followed them, #ytfc – the team for me”

I’ve got to admit it – “When I was young, I followed AFC Bournemouth”, so I don’t sing the song in the title of this blog. The first time I heard it sung was when Derby did us 3-2 in the … Continue reading

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Young People and Pensions

This is a blog by Vivi Friedgut of @blackbullion; she is also responsible for the picture and its contents!   Pensions don’t make for the most thrilling conversations. Like verrucas, funerals or the dream you had last night, talking about … Continue reading

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A tale of two Cities

      Have you ever turned up at a place and realised you shouldn’t be there – but stayed anyway just to see what it was like? That’s what happened to me yesterday. I went to an event about … Continue reading

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