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The 2021 zeitgeist: from anti-vaxxers to sneaky politicians

Zeitgeist, according to the dictionary, is “the defining spirit or mood of a particular period of history as shown by the ideas and beliefs of the time’’. So, what do you think has been the zeitgeist of 2021? Obviously we have proved our resilience, but there have also been periods when we questioned whether we could survive the virus. At other times we have rediscovered our optimism. But there was so much more to the various parts of the zeitgeist in 2021. A lot of nonsense went down in 2021 as we tried to muddle through against an enemy that… Read more »

Labor shortages an opportunity to tick some boxes

Apparently there’s a shortage of Santa helpers this Christmas. No doubt many people my age would have patted their well rounded belly and thought, well, I have the right body shape, maybe I should give it a go. All in the line of duty, of course. To help the country out in its hour of need and all that. It seems a little weird, but there’s labor shortages across the board. Yesterday, just to confuse us even more, the national unemployment rate went up. Yet hospitality businesses in particularly, are desperate for staff, making the mystery even more mysterious. How… Read more »

Golf and haircut can wait, but not track shoes

Golf and haircut can wait, but not track shoes

Yes, yes, get a haircut, old boy. Well, yes, and I don’t know about you, but going to the barber or the hairdresser is not the biggest priority around here. Sure, the hair needs cutting, but there are more important things in life. Such as the track shoes which have served me so well for a couple of years, but after copping a bigger than usual workout these last three or four months look like they’re on their last legs, so to speak. Indeed I am not sure I am alone in saying that I have a list as long… Read more »

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Labor shortages an opportunity to tick some boxes

Apparently there’s a shortage of Santa helpers this Christmas. No doubt many people my age would have patted their well rounded belly and thought, well, I have the right body shape, maybe I should give it a go. All in the line of duty, of course. To help the countryRead more »

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Golf and haircut can wait, but not track shoes

Yes, yes, get a haircut, old boy. Well, yes, and I don’t know about you, but going to the barber or the hairdresser is not the biggest priority around here. Sure, the hair needs cutting, but there are more important things in life. Such as the track shoes which haveRead more »

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Here’s to a Christmas full of cheer, finally

Finally, it is starting to look like there’s light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. An incredibly rapid rate of vaccinations in the past two months has got us to a place we never thought we’d get to. But here we are, briming with optimism that soon life willRead more »

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You just can’t beat being at the game

Flicking through sports channels you can’t help noticing that in Europe and America the stadiums are still mostly devoid of fans. Huge soccer games in England and on the continent that would have otherwise attracted 50,000 fans or more, are played in front of stands that have been covered byRead more »

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