#LetsMove with POTUS
Many look upon Barack Obama as a mover and shaker but are not so sure about his Irish-American VEEP, Joe Biden. Now they have shared their White House workout routine from the Oval Office, down the corridor past Bo, outside through the covered walkway and… back to work. No, you’re not dreaming. Barack Obama and […]
Chicken in Kiev
The past few weeks have got nasty in the Sovietski Republic of Ukraine – This great people deserve better than the stupidity of Dictatorship and have stood up bravely against might and brute force for their rights and to be part of Europe. In this high stakes game of chicken the centre of Kiev has […]
Happy Birthday dear Pariah!
The deafening silences you can hear today are the lack of celebrations for Robert Mugabe’s Birthday as the Old Boy turns 90. Like Nelson Mandela, he was a black revolutionary, a prisoner turned president who avowed racial reconciliation and became a darling of the west. Like Mandela, he lost his father around the age […]
Pepsi was originally developed as a supposed cure for a stomach ailment Dyspepsia and like Coca Cola was originally pedalled at a time when public health and nutrition was poor, water and milk were unreliable and there was a fad for elixirs, laxatives and “stomach cures” as a way of improving health and well being. […]
Charlie keeps the British end up
Prince Charles (Aged 65¼) has a difficult gig at the best of times, keeping busy whilst waiting for One’s Mummy to pop one’s clogs. Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, the Emir of Qatar and Belgium’s King Albert II have all stepped down for their children but no such luck for Charlie who must keep […]
The death of Hugo Chavez, the vanguard of what he called “21st Century Socialism”, sends ripples not just through the Venezuelan people, but across Latin America and beyond. In particular, the impact of his loss will be felt most keenly in Cuba, Bolivia and Ecuador, his closest allies in the region. I am […]
Neil Armstrong – The Eagle has landed
Neil Armstrong, the US astronaut whose grainy image on television transfixed the world on 20 July, 1969 as he climbed down nine steps from the tiny lunar module and became the first human to set foot on the Moon, has died at the age of 82, of complications from heart surgery. The Moon landing had […]
The Knights of Malta.
When I was in Malta on the 7th February 2008 I noticed flags were flown at half mast including many flags displaying the Maltese Cross, the eight pointed flag of the Order of the Knights of Malta. I later found out that the flags were lowered in honour of Fra’ Andrew Bertie, a descendant of […]