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CHRISTMAS CARD FROM POLAND – FEAR OF CHRISTMAS

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We flew into Stansted on the wet and windy dawn that heralded the endorsement of the Boris Dynasty; a political sovereignty probably destined to rival that of Thatcher’s for durability, controversy and the same lack of credible opposition that swept … Continue reading

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NOT UNDERSTANDING… YOUNG LEARNERS

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Once I had two jobs… now I have one job… heaven knows, I’m not miserable now. Well that didn’t last long. My job at the little school in Fuengirola (I’ve removed the name from my previous blog for legal reasons) … Continue reading

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UNDERSTANDING… WORK?

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It’s often said that a week in politics is a long time, which is nonsense because a week in anything is just a week — 7 days, no more, no less. But a lot has happened in the past seven … Continue reading

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UNDERSTANDING SPAIN — SPANISH RUGBY. At last… a win for Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club!

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Okay… this is, pure and simply a rugby blog. And so, if Rugby (like cars) isn’t your bag… look away now. Marbella 34, Club de Rugby Athlético Portuenese 12 Marbella 1st XV recorded their first league victory in five outings … Continue reading

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UNDERSTANDING SPAI…LITERATURE

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“Anyone who thinks that life is fair,” Richard M. Nixon once said, “has been seriously misinformed.” So, as I’m sitting on the toilet Monday morning — as is my wont and my joy to do so — checking the weekend’s … Continue reading

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Greene King IPA Championship update

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The Greene King IPA Championship should be the irritating small dog that snaps at the heels of the Aviva Premiership. Richard Grainger examines if it is, and if it’s fit for purpose. Here are five reasons why England’s second tier … Continue reading

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A MONTH IN MARBELLA — PART SIX

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Domingo, Febrero 21st Sunday is, in some circles, regarded as a day of rest and, having sorted my apartment in four days, I feel I’ve earned one. What to do? I have arranged to collect my first house guest from … Continue reading

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Sonny Bill and the Medal of Doom

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Sonny Bill Williams: New Zealand star gives Rugby World Cup medal to young boy and is presented with replacement at award ceremony This is the Independent’s on-line headline we awoke to on Sunday morning.   I am deeply disconcerted by … Continue reading

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Sunday morning. Replacing the peel of church bells from England’s spires on a glorious ‘Indian summer’s morning was the clattering of chickens coming home to roost. England had crashed out of the World Cup. Humbled, disgraced and even humiliated, defeated … Continue reading

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A BLOG FROM MANLY — MAINLY ABOUT MANLY SPORTS

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Warning: this blog is predominately about Super 15 Rugby; so if that doesn’t float your boat, look away now. I’ve never had much interest in Super Rugby — the Southern Hemisphere competition involving Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and now, … Continue reading

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