Monthly Archives: June 2015


Crouch, touch, pause, engage

Back on the subject of sport, a mid week visit to the theatre proved to be well worth the effort. Crouch, touch, pause, engage tells the true life ‘coming out’ story of Gareth Thomas, a Welsh international professional rugby player. In the often very macho world of sport, let alone rugby, this could have gone far more horribly wrong for Mr Thomas. He did a brave thing and it all […]


The World Cup comes round again…

It’s been great to see women’s football being televised over the last couple of weeks. The Fifa Women’s World Cup 2015 is with us, and so far, so fantastic. My opening watch was Germany vs Ivory Coast (1st ever World Cup and ranked 67th). There was no shortage of goals with Germany (ranked no.1) getting 10 to Ivory Coast’s nil point. The score line doesn’t tell the full story though. […]


A bloody good read…

After all the very negative, and frankly hostile coverage of “the immigration issue” in the run up to the UK general election, it was very refreshing to finally hear about, and read the stories on the subject that don’t get covered in the mainstream media. If her recent talk is anything to go by, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown’s latest book Exotic England is well worth a read. As are books on a […]