The Children’s Book Blog Christmas Countdown: The Bear’s Winter House by John Yeoman, illustrated by Quentin Blake
For December I’ve decided to turn the children...
Christmas undoubtedly starts way too early these...
Following on from the events of last week, we ha...
nother nice, easy winner yesterday and we are keeping our fine run going. Tonight we head into League One. Brighton are a fine side with a fantastic manager on Gus Poyet, and for my mind are destined for promotion this season.
After an exciting competition on Twitter last night, the Banned List now runs to 100 entries. The full updated list is here – along with a tribute to George Orwell, compiler of the 1946 version which unexpectedly also includes the word “progressive”.
Number 100: “The suffix -gate added to any news theme supposedly embarrassing to a [...]
I ask because, believe it or not, I have just read two Sholokhov novels back to back. What started me off was that I was contemplating writing a feature for The Independent about plagiarists who won the Nobel prize for Literature on the back of someone else’s work. There are three pretty well documented examples, [...]
Paul Collingwood is known for his spectacular catching ability, and at the end of day one he had put another nail in the coffin of Ricky Ponting’s (12) captaincy. Having already edged through the vacant fourth slip area without scoring the Aussie skipper almost gained another reprieve but for the athletic Collingwood who plucked a sumptuous one-handed catch off a ball that was travelling.
After delivering yet another master class in technical proficiency and game plan execution, Georges St. Pierre succinctly summed up the fight philosophy that put paid to Josh Koscheck’s hopes of dethroning the welterweight ruler, “my game doesn’t rely on chance”.
In the revelry of Christmas party season, getting fit comes somewhere between buying new sunglasses and cutting the lawn in the list of things furthest from most peoples’ minds. But come New Years resolution time, when the guilt of a thousand roast potatoes begins to set in, the first thing many people think to do [...]
I’ve actually been asked this week for a few last minute Christmas present suggestions.
Well, this doesn’t count as last-minute in my book; that would be next week. But, ignoring that quibble for a moment, there is some good stuff around this year.
If your intended recipient is a St Helens fan, or even uncommitted, the choice [...]
Whether it’s 1810 or 2010, Whitehaven has some unique and very English ways of celebrating Christmas
Something that former prime ministers seem to do is to distil their message. With Margaret Thatcher she became a caricature of her later self, with a strong element of self-deception about Europe in particular and, for example, the growth of lone parenthood in her time.
If you can be bothered to read one lengthy piece of journalism today, make sure that it’s Time’s excellent profile of Mark Zuckerberg which has been published to coincide with the publication of that magazine’s “Person of the Year” edition.
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