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Women are from Venus

Men versus women attitude.

Last summer we were just outside the stadium when we heard the first notes of a guitar playing, and the crowd inside the pit roaring and shouting: we understood that Bruce was onstage for a pre-show set, so we rushed inside. 142 more words

Bruce Springsteen

Should Justin Gatlin be on the shortlist for Athlete of the year?

The Sport Space’s athletics expert, Mike Franchetti, discusses whether Justin Gatlin deserves a spot on this year’s shortlist for Athlete of the Year.

Easily the fastest sprinter in the world this year, Justin Gatlin earned himself a place on the IAAF shortlist for Male Athlete of the Year. 621 more words

Mike Franchetti

Read-a-thon in the Drakensberg

A few weeks ago, I competed in a one man reading marathon, ‘read-a-thon’ during a weekend getaway in the beautiful Drakensberg Mountains. Here are the short reviews of some of  the books I read. 813 more words

Book Review

Travelling with Tinniswood: The Brigadier's Brief Lives

I much enjoyed watching on the moving television her series, The History of Western Civilisation.
I confess, though, that when she started singing in her weak litle voice, I turned down the sound and started playing with the reamer on my pipe smoker’s compendium. 293 more words