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 on: Yesterday at 05:42 AM 
Started by Connor - Last post by Aileen
Well done Grigor ............. I've lost track, do we know who the others will be at the 02?
Rafa, Fed, Zverev, Thiem, Cilic - meanwhile Goffin, Carreno Busta and Querrey will be fighting for the remaining two slots.  Goffin should make it, although his narrow defeat yesterday was disappointing because it meant he lost 45 points - not much but at this stage everything counts.  However CB lost 205!  Querrey didn't play this week.  All three have one more tournament (either Vienna or Basel) to play before Paris.

Jamie & Bruno have already qualified for the doubles.

 on: Yesterday at 04:38 AM 
Started by Mark - Last post by Tonedial
signed, sealed and

 on: Yesterday at 04:04 AM 
Started by angiebabez - Last post by moonglow
I don't know if they still do this in schools these days, but when I was there it was up to the English teacher to decide what books we had to read, Shakespeare was obligatory anyway and the Shakespeare question in exams, including the one you took in what was then the Scottish Leaving Certificate, earned you the most marks.  The books we had to read in junior school were really good and suited to our age so we didn't mind, but after that we got a different teacher and I still maintain that they were a bit too much on the adult side for us to understand and appreciate.  We also had to read Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales" in the original Chaucerian, not the modern English 'translation'.

I'm not sure if Shakespeare is compulsory reading at school these days ... I think we read "The Wind in the Willows" in junior school and I still remember some of it, but I wasn't all that keen on it.  We read "Canterbury Tales" in senior school ( & yes in the original Chaucerian) - I didn't like that either!  I think we read Hamlet and Macbeth at "O" Level or at "A" Level  I can't remember which way round - but those 2 books are all right and I quite liked them.
We had to do quite a lot of poetry too - although these days I like War poetry and W.H. Auden.
Sorry about this essay, I think I'll log off now !  .......

 on: Yesterday at 03:57 AM 
Started by Mark - Last post by moonglow
space parchment paper

 on: Yesterday at 03:55 AM 
Started by Connor - Last post by moonglow

Meanwhile Dimitrov makes the semis in Stockholm to take the 6th place at the O2.

Well done Grigor ............. I've lost track, do we know who the others will be at the 02?

 on: Yesterday at 03:47 AM 
Started by eira_arian - Last post by moonglow

As for the real world, yes I agree, and the police turn a blind eye to it all as well.  Also many people working for the BBC, including five senior members of staff, knew exactly what Jimmy Saville was up to, yet the BBC did all it could to cover up for him.  I detested the man anyway because always felt there was something very unsavoury about him.  Rolf Harris was another I had bad feelings about, yet he had a huge following of admirers.  And I won't go down the Cliff Richard road .....

I remember Jimmy Saville - I think he used to live in Otley, in Yorkshire, which is quite near to where I live.  He used to like to run quite often and he sometimes was seen running along the little roads in Otley.  In those days we didn't know anything about him, other than his tv shows and the cigar!  But yes the BBC couldn't care less and stayed quiet.  It was probably money that kept them silent?
Rolf Harris could draw very well and I still have his 45 record "Two Little Boys" which I like and is in good condition - better condition than the singer ?!  Bet yes he was another one of ------- doubtful reputation.
Yes well Cliff Richard is another one to wonder about ---- happily I haven't got any of his records, I never actually bought them anyway .....
But nothing ever seems to change things - I don't know why.

 on: Yesterday at 03:35 AM 
Started by eira_arian - Last post by moonglow
Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted Hollywood aspiring actresses and it turns out everyone knew about it and did nothing for years. Now all the rich and famous are falling over themselves to tell their lurid stories. What a cesspit . Meanwhile in the real world the appalling sexual abuse of desperately vulnerable women and children continues unabated.

It isn't a nice thing at all and sadly the name "Weinstein" will be remembered for all the wrong reasons.  The "Miramax" name - attached to films - also makes me think of Harvey Weinstein, but I do like many of these films, so I'm going to continue to watch them and just forget all about Harvey W.
However why he needed to do these things is very strange.  I also wonder why so many women have come forward - now - when it might  have been better to say something earlier - although it wouldn't have been easy to speak out.
I hope, in some way, justice will prevail.

 on: Yesterday at 01:24 AM 
Started by Elly - Last post by Aileen
I Only Want To Be With You ....... Dusty Springfield

 on: Yesterday at 12:59 AM 
Started by MurrayRocks!! - Last post by Aileen

 on: Yesterday at 12:56 AM 
Started by Mark - Last post by Aileen

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