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Back to January 2010 in my blog archiving (yes it is going slowly; yes there have been interruptions). I enjoyed reminding myself of these:
For cricket fans around Australia it was like expecting an Xbox 360 for Christmas only to get a scarf after the dismal display put on show to the masses gathered at the MCG . The stark contrast in performance from Perth cannot be blamed solely on the slower pitch as a disciplined bowling display tore the home side to shreds.
My entry for Embittered Plonker (I think it means Blairite) of the Year is my essay on the uninevitability of politics in The Independent on Sunday today, in which I take a sideswipe at James Callaghan.
Search for “coalition agreement” on Google and it finds the pdf of the document on the Cabinet Office website.
1. “I pledge to vote against any increase in fees in the next parliament.” Nick Clegg (right), Vince Cable, Danny Alexander and twenty-five other Liberal Democrat MPs failed to predict that they would vote in favour of an increase in fees (or abstain).
It’s that time of year again. The last edition of The Independent on Sunday of 2010. Time to look back over the past year and think what might have been. Alan Johnson as prime minister, in my case. In Nick Clegg’s case, he must look back at that sunny day in the garden of No 10 [...]
There is one standout bet in the Boxing Day fixtures for me and it’s in a game that will go ahead (in fact I’ll be there). Villa Park has undersoil heating, but Aston Villa don’t have much in the way of togetherness because their manager, Gerard Houllier Houllier, is making no friends at all.
Boxing, sprinting, kayaking, rock climbing, Olympic lifts and more – all in a Christmas day’s work during the tennis off-season
Gone are the days when tennis players (we’re talking about you, John McEnroe) spent the Christmas break eating turkey with all the trimmings and nursing their sore limbs and tired minds after 40-odd weeks travelling around the world. Oh no. Andre Agassi boosted the off-season training trend in somewhat un-festive fashion – running up hills on Christmas day.
Manchester City’s two favourite opponents in their 13 and a half seasons in the Premier League are Aston Villa and Newcastle, according tosportingintelligence’s exclusive analysis of where they’ve gained their points down the years. And who are City’s two Yuletide opponents? Ding dong merrily on high – it’s Newcastle and Aston Villa.
Tradition isn’t it. I know, I know, I’m a massive hypocrite who chastises the Catholic church and then sails along happily with the rest of the family on Christmas Eve and smiles at everyone who saw me as an innocent little cutie singing in the choir aged 6. I admit it – so shoot me.
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