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feeling old

A few years ago I became older than every member of the England cricket team.  At that point, I was already (not surprisingly) older than every member of the England football team. As of today though, I’m older than a Premier League football manager. Chelsea appoint former Porto coach André Villas-Boas It was a close […]

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Handy list of what went on at Apple’s WWDC

There’s usually too much to digest if you try and follow someone liveblogging Apples developer conference … and so, have put together a pretty comprehensive checklist for us all: WWDC 2011: Everything you need to know in one handy list. Highlights include: OS X Lion will be out in July for – wait for […]

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Awesome People Hanging Out Together

Ah – my new favourite blog … I love seeing these little snapshots of cool people hanging out – often incongruous, usually fascinating, and always envy-making! awesome people hanging out together. – what a great party that would have been … David Bowie, Iggy Pop and Lou Reed.   – James Brown and Mick Jagger. […]

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It’s over …

Well, it took me 2 hours and 10 minutes – about 10 minutes longer than I’d hoped … but a heady mixture of Lucozade and Lemsip got me round in the end. Thanks to everyone who supported me, it’s much appreciated. If you’d like to see why they called it the North Leitrim GLENS Run, […]

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My first half marathon …

Right – this is it … my first post in a long long time … and it’s to ask for money. I’m running a half marathon next month in aid of the Afghan Connection – a charity building schools and cricket pitches in Afghanistan. I’ve put up a Just Giving page which has more details […]

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Our minds need to go on a diet … Alain de Botton

A lovely short piece from Alain de Botton on how our capacity to concentrate on anything at all has diminished dramatically. One of the more embarrassing and self-indulgent challenges of our time is the task of relearning how to concentrate. The past decade has seen an unparalleled assault on our capacity to fix our minds […]

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