November 2007 Archives
IN the blue corner we have the young contender Mixed Martial Arts and in the red corner the old champ Boxing.
But who will win the battle of the ring Ã¢ÂÂ or cage Ã¢ÂÂ to be the true heavyweight champion of the airwaves and audience figures?
There's no doubt Boxing has a hardcore of fans who will never renounce their love of the Ã¢ÂÂnobleÃ¢ÂÂ art, but the names on the lips of youngsters are not heavy weight boxing champs Sultan Ibragimov or Ruslan Chagaev.
No, the youth of today are talking about the Chuck Liddle and the awesome Matt Hughes, kings of the Octagon.
Coming from the waste industry it is all too easy to fall into trade jargon and the use of the words ÃÂ¢Ã¢ÂÂ¬Ã Âwaste streamÃÂ¢Ã¢ÂÂ¬? to describe your rubbish is one of the industries favourites.
I have begun to question whether these are the right words after Heather Rogers (author of Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage) wrote that the phrase is too innocuous, it sound too natural and too inevitable.
I am beginning to agree with her.
It all sounds so glamourous moving to Marbella, Spain. Don't believe it for a minute. Firstly, finding a suitable place for a family of four and 3 cats is a minefield in itself.
Then there is the schooling issue for the kids. Do you put them in a Spanish State school or private International? Next is sorting out how to get all your belongings across to Spain. Then last but in no way least are our 3 cats.
We had to arrange a "Pet Jet" facility, pet passports and all the jabs. Which, came to a small fortune. Some of you may have read in the paper that on the day we were due to fly out, the cats smelt a rat and ran and hid in the loft.
After crawling around in the insulation for an hour to no avail, we had to give up and fly without them. Don't worry as the next day some friends managed to get them, load them up and pack them off to the airport where we picked them up.
According to the papers, culinary history has been made by Tesco who have launched a curry sandwich.
It is described as an 'innovation' which is to revolutionise the UK food industry.
Hang on a second, I thought, I was eating curry sandwiches 20 years ago, usually in a vain bid to stave off a hangover following a good session.
Or perhaps I didn't, which kind of makes sense in the twilight world of life viewed through the bottom of a glass.