Saturday, 19 June 2010


Much to the nation's dismay, England desperately need a win in their next (and final) group match against Slovenia on Wednesday, if they are to progress through to the knock-out stages of the World Cup finals.

The most remarkable news story I have come across today is this particular article - apparently:

"No England fans were arrested after Friday's match with Algeria, despite the 25,000-strong following being left furious at their team's showing."

Well. Done.

The nation is so very proud that the very angry fans didn't stoop to acts of barbarism, and actually behaved in a civilized manner. Not that, you know, this isn't what should just generally be expected....!!!

Thursday, 10 June 2010

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Is it me or does it not quite feel like summer is really here? Perhaps this is due to it being the first summer of my life which hasn't come at the end of an academic year. I don't have that expansive six-to-twelve weeks of "freedom" awaiting me - in fact, the more I think about it, the more there seem to be constant constraints coming up in the next few weeks to ensure that my feet are firmly planted on the ground - both literally and metaphorically speaking.

I am not sure the grown-up way of life is really all it is cracked up to be. Perhaps if I was a braver soul, I would just pack up my stuff and hop on the first plane out of here.

Well. I suppose everything is temporary.