'British Airways'

Late Life Crisis - August 2022

I loved Laura Kenny's podium appearance after winning a Commonwealth cycling Gold for England. It being the Commonwealth Games, 'Jerusalem' is played as the anthem. Except our Laura was none too clear on when it finished, turning prematurely back to face front. With a shrug and a smile, she charmed her way through (also giving a stand-out interview afterwards about getting demotivated during training).


To Benjamin Franklin is credited the saying: 'It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.'

Late Life Crisis - June 2022

I am afflicted by deformation professionnelle (and before I go further I must say that there would be an acute on the first 'e' if I could find some way of doing it with this programme). The condition is not physiological, as might appear from the name. It translates roughly as occupational hazard. It is, for someone who teaches legal writing and drafting, the tendency to want to correct/sub-edit other's text where there is a mistake.

The Cote d'Azur Stayers Hurdle

It did not take Simon Calder's Travel Week blog for the interested to register that now was the time to book plane tickets. Imminently no more need to quarantine on return from France. Double-jabbed folk, this way please to the BA website.

Yet it would not be as simple as turning up and handing in passport. Hurdles to surmount, and failure to comply would mean bye bye boarding.