My highlight of good news this week was hearing Glenn Hoddle survived after being declared officially dead for 60 seconds. We should all learn more about first aid; if it wasn’t for the engineer Simon Daniels having the knowledge he did and using it so effectively, Glenn would have died. I loved the quote that Glenn never thought he’d be grateful to have seven broken ribs!
More good news came in the form of the Government allocating £13m to improve our parks. We don’t make enough use of them. When I was a kid we were always in the park, although some would argue it was a different world back then, as there were not so many flats and more people had gardens. There were no TVs, mobile phones or game programmes, but that’s no excuse… let’s get back to using our parks!
Boohoo.com has given in to lobbyists by saying it will ban the sale of woollen garments. Why is this bad? I’m not sure why natural wool which is a product of good animal husbandry should be banned! Surely man-made fabric must be ecologically worse, but let’s leave that aside. They don’t even sell woollen products anyway, so this is a pure PCPR stunt!
Since writing the above I see they have already backtracked on the ban… shocker!
I don’t care what gender, shape, size, colour, religion or age someone is, they are all just people to me and I’d feel abhorrence if I saw any abuse towards them.
I’ve always been proud of the British Army, but six white soldiers are reported as racially abusing a fellow soldier. Who is she? The Army’s diversity poster girl…
An extra category for an extra special guy, both bad, mad and sad!
To my generation, the ‘boys of 66’ will always be special. Football was different back then, going down to the park on a Sunday morning for a kick about was great fun!
It went beyond mad and all the way to bad that Bobby Moore wasn’t knighted until after his death. We give the honour to people who just do their job, often well of course, but that’s all they are doing.
In the current cult of celebrity honours, it’s so sad that the Englishman who played in the greatest ever England team and produced possibly the greatest save the world has ever seen was not better honoured. R.I.P Gordon Banks.
Actress Felicity Jones was told her teeth were too British for US film producers! Really?!
Athletes had to run to get a bandage after President Putin of Russia injured his finger in a judo match… no word on the other guy!