New norm

Yesterday was a little bit of a special day. You see I’m a big sports fan and yesterday afternoon I found myself watching the F1 GP qualifying sessions and between times catching up with England’s progress in the Test match v the W Indies. And then I checked into Sky’s Soccer Saturday and gorged on Jeff Stelling and the footie all afternoon. For the last 3 months we haven’t been able to do any of that of course and it felt decadent and good at the same time. Ah welcome back top level sport that we are pretty darn good at. Do you ever wonder what it must be like doing that if you’re say Scottish or Welsh? Ha! Cheap joke sorry.  And not that funny. And a bit offensive. Sorry again. Well slightly amusing.

Anyway we are slowly establishing a new norm which is good. So long as we continue to take care and stay vigilant or whatever the Government’s latest memorable phrase is. And speaking of people whose leadership inspires…what’s the word…derision, I notice that we are now being advised to go to work and wear face masks when out in public. There’s nothing like message consistency. Let’s blame things on those pesky scientists and care home workers eh. Oh and I came across this special investigative feature by Ed Conway, economics editor, and Rowland Manthorpe, technology correspondent from Sky News yesterday which concluded that the Govt’s coronavirus testing regime is chaotic, broken and the data not fit for purpose, in other words totally inaccurate, manufactured and spun. And that 100,000 testing target which Hancock so proudly claimed to have been delivered? As honest and genuine as a Donald Trump election pledge.  It’s an in-depth analysis and available on the Sky News site dated 10 July.


So at least we’ve re-established one norm which was just like it always was – that politicians are a bunch of untrustworthy, vacillating, blame-shaming tosspots. Although I do quite like that  Rishi Sunak. Damn my honesty.


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Having decided on a change of life by moving home from the UK to Italy, this is the story and thoughts of a man on a personal journey from the Blackpool Tower to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, in search of la dolce vita. After several olive harvests he's now back in London but en route he shares his very personal perspectives on life.

2 thoughts on “New norm

  1. Hi Paul No offence I’ve been testing/enjoying the new, soon to be released, BT Sport app in 4k UHD and HDR being prepared for Sony, Samsung and Philips TVs along with Amazon 4k Fire sticks. Few glitches and issues like lip sync and frame drop outs but impressive. Hate to think what it’ll cost though!

    • Hi Al
      Wow sounds bloody impressive but I have no idea what all that means. Technology was never my strong point – which ought to have been a major problem working for a telecoms company. Fortunately, as you know, I had a BA in BS.

      Stay well mate


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