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The Headingley Test

I listened to the closing moments of the England cricket Test against Australia on Sunday in disbelief. Ben Stokes had brought off the most remarkable victory in international cricket history….

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The Open Shop, St Andrews

I have previously written about my disbelief in the renaming of the Old Tom Morris Shop as ‘The Open’ by the Links Trust. This morning I was wandering down by…

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on the benefits of sea bathing

I have been swimming in the sea three days this week and it’s been wonderful for body and soul. I am convinced that this is much better for your mental…

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Fore!

I found it very interesting that Paul Lawrie was ‘gutted’ after he hit a marshal in the recent British Seniors championship. And interesting only because he said that ‘he always…

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what a palaver!

I’m in the habit of getting the 7.50am bus into Edinburgh at the moment. Yesterday, a very interesting thing happened. A lass got on at Ferrytoll, sat on one of…

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a minor miracle

I’m into the semis of the Jock Hutchison and this is now verging on a minor miracle. Again, I won at the twentieth as darkness fell over a most beautiful…

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A real dog

I am talking, in the first place, about the investment management industry of course. This Woodford chap and his Equity Income Fund has really put the cat among the pigeons…

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London Blast

A short visit to London with the objective of doing a recky on some pretty classy wine bars is not an unwelcome venture. Alessandro and I travelled down on Friday…

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Seven thousandth swing change and on meeting Mr Usher

Had a fine day out in Edinburgh and the fortune to bump into Mr Stuart Usher who runs the Edinburgh Guided Tour company. As well as being the most affable…

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Ding Junhui, Zhou Yuelong and de Gea have had a mare of a week

And I will tell you why. Both Ding and Zhou led by 9-7 going into their final sessions of the World Snooker Championship and never thereafter won a single game….

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