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Used to live in Barcelona, now in Chorlton... It's not *that*bad

Father’s Day

Social media is a brilliant thing at times and on days like Fathers Days it’s lovely that people can show appreciation and love for a loved one. That said it can be a different story for many. It may be … Continue reading

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‘Tis the season to be jolly.. Or is it?

  I have a wee bit of a reputation as something of a curmudgeon who isn’t slow to anger on the important issues of the day like beans on a fry up and backpack etiquette on public transport. There are … Continue reading

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As O.J. Simpson has never said..

I did it! The other Sunday I along with tens of thousands of others ran the Great Manchester Run and I can’t deny that I loved every minute of it. From the tram journey into town where I was handing out safety … Continue reading

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An me wi’ a bad leg tae….

As the week of the Manchester 10k arrives I thought a wee update was in order. Sadly I have to borrow the title of a Billy Connolly play to summarise the last few weeks . Around six weeks back I … Continue reading

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If I had a million dollars..

I think my midlife crisis would have involved buying a Porsche rather than at 52, carrying at least a couple of extra stones of timber and having done no exercise of any note for at least a decade deciding to … Continue reading

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The Reality Bites

Someone said to me if the country votes for a Tory government what did you expect but a Tory government.. Mebbes I was in denial that it wouldn’t be as bad as I feared. I was wrong. There’s a couple … Continue reading

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It doesn’t have to be this way….

Friday 29th May 2015. A day when six FIFA officials were consulting their lawyers about how they will undoubtedly wriggle out of charges leveled against them and the “Capo Di Capi Tutti”, Sepp Blatter was being elected President of FIFA. … Continue reading

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