Sergei Polunin is just twenty-one and was the youngest ever principal at the Royal Ballet. Yet this week he resigned with immediate effect.
You simply smile at the fact that half your colleagues sport a ridiculous moustache – ‘Grow your moustache to save the rainforest’. So what, if at this very moment some of your colleagues are running a sponsored marathon dressed as a penguin or a banana?
Aha, your boss has arrived, and you do it: you think of Sergei Polunin. You, too,…
Added by Bernadette Jansen op de Haar on January 28, 2012 at 6:34am — No Comments
Margaret Thatcher triggers a wide range of emotions. For example, with people who review the film The Iron Lady: ‘It should have concentrated more on her policies, but Meryl Streep was marvellous.’
In The Downing Street YearsThatcher wrote: ‘I was always asked how it felt to be a woman prime minister. I would reply: “I don’t know: I’ve never experienced the alternative.”’
I don’t think Angela Merkel has ever been asked the same question.…Continue
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Never one to miss a play on words, the Sun ran this headline during the past week: ‘I’ve been Edam fool but I’ll be Gouda from now on’, obviously referring to Dutch cheese.
We were shown a picture of TV chef Antony Worrall Thompson being driven away from their six-bedroom Buckinghamshire country home.
The number of bedrooms seems to be really important to the English. They may well be covered in chintzy furnishings but it’s the number that matters.
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A competition is about finding the best poems, but what about the content?
One thing is immediately clear: in-laws don’t get a look in. In other words, in-laws don’t inspire poems.
In a few poems family members are cursed to hell, in others actually swiftly dispatched to the other world. In one case an entire family is shot in the first line.
Often children are compared to (soft) fruit, whereas parents are likened to objects. There are a large number of stillborn…
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