Category Archives: Sport

Poem: Squexit

I wrote two poems last night while watching news coverage of Theresa May’s comeuppance. Lines on Chris Erskine leaving Partick Thistle for Livingston: SQUEXIT Squiddy Always a Thistle legend Loves the club Advertisements

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Christmas, birthday and Star Wars

I had delicious beetroot bake for Christmas dinner. For presents I got Tim Marshall’s book about football chants Dirty Northern B*stards / Soft Southern B*stards, lemonade-scented shower gel and £15. I’m still reading John Fisher’s biography of Tommy Cooper (which … Continue reading

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Poem – Thank You Skippy

(after Despicable Me 2) He doesn’t have boo-boos He ponytails his hair Skippy is beyond compare

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Update on update on previous posts

In the blog post I posted on Monday, I announced that the subtitles on my TV hadn’t disappeared or frozen for ages. As Sod’s Law inevitably dictates, on Monday night my subtitles froze while I was watching an old episode … Continue reading

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Subtitles

Because I’ve been partly deaf since birth (a hemi symptom) I watch television using subtitles. On Saturday evening – after Kris Doolan came even closer to achieving his milestone this season – the live subtitles on the BBC News Channel … Continue reading

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My 43rd birthday

So 2016 is finally over. The positives from the screwed-up year: I discovered that my Game Boy and all my games for it are still working, Thistle Weir Ladies (Partick Thistle’s women’s team, for those not familiar with them) won … Continue reading

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Doing a Leicester

When I was about 17 years old, I read Julian Barnes’ novel A History Of The World In 10 1/2 Chapters. In one of these chapters there is a fictional scenario in which Leicester City win the league title. And … Continue reading

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