Monthly Archives: October 2004

Iron Mike and Me

Lynne (my wife) and I never argue… Instead we have extended silences which I, pretty much without exception, lose. I accept that this is largely because I am normally in the wrong, but it’s also partly because I’m just not … Continue reading

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Jake 1 Argentina 0

My beautiful son Jake (10) proved he could overcome his own nemesis in style today – bringing home a brilliant bulletin (school report). He’s had a tough time since the fire that burned down our house last year – and … Continue reading

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Protest days

My office is near the centre of Brussels, just around the corner from the Regional and Federal Parliaments, which gives me a ringside seat for every major demo in the city. Belgians like a good demo and they’re almost always … Continue reading

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No nostalgia please…

A few months ago I met up with an old friend, Bruce, after a few years without any contact. I kind of knew where he was, somewhere near Birmingham, but didn’t have a telephone number or email address. I just … Continue reading

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