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By Jenny Grainer  When you reach a certain age (and who knows when that is) it isn’t always easy to come to terms with the person you were and the person you have become.  The sharp witted teenager who could resolve the problems of the world in an instant, prepared to argue their viewpoint endlessly, has most probably become someone more placidly accepting the fact that history continues to repeat itself, and we learn very little from the past mistakes of others and have to make them for ourselves.  The eas

By Jenny Grainer

When you reach a certain age (and who knows when that is) it isn’t always easy to come to terms with the person you were and the person you have become.

The sharp...

By Skip Bandele

To the legions of football fans glued to their television screens everywhere in the world but Manchester itself, the sprawling city in the north west of England must appear...

By Jenny Grainer

“I can’t complain that my life has ever been boring. I don’t ask for things to happen to me they just do.”

These words are quoted at the very beginning of my book...

By Skip Bandele

Before I ‘unwrap’ this month’s topic, here’s a brief epitaph to my last “Sauerkraut, cod and Brussel sprouts” xenophobic, anti-Merkel rant in January:

Although a...

By Jenny Grainer

When the whole Jimmy Savile exposé hit the newspaper, headlines and our television screens were full of his image - I’m sure I was not the only one who felt saddened by his...

By Skip Bandele

Welcome to the 13th year of the 21st century. December passed pretty much without any major upheavals; the so-called end of the world contained within prophecies related to...

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I wrote a book about my life in Portugal and in the forward are two lines

‘I can’t complain that my life has ever been boring. I don’t ask for things to happen to me they just do.’

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