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7 Reasons to go and Watch Invictus

7 Reasons to go and Watch Invictus

    1.  Morgan Freeman.  Usually the veteran actor gets typecast as God, but in Invictus he gets promoted and puts in a superb performance as Nelson Mandela.  His accent is a bit dodgy, but the same could be said of all South Africans.  Either that or they genuinely believe it’s called “Sowt Efrica”. 2.  Rugby.  There aren’t many decent films about rugby and the depiction of the game is pretty good in Invictus. ...

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7 Reasons To Watch The Winter Olympics

7 Reasons To Watch The Winter Olympics

1.  Primetime. This time around, the Winter Olympics are in Vancouver. That means it will be shown on the TV in the evenings. Assuming you are reading this in the UK that is. Watching sport on a weeknight evening is brilliant. It is what makes life so enjoyable. 2.  We Might Win A Medal. And if we do, it will almost certainly be won by someone we haven’t heard of. In a sport we know nothing about. But come Sports Personality of the Year...

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7 Reasons to Watch Rachael Hodges on BBC News

7 Reasons to Watch Rachael Hodges on BBC News

  Radio legend and BBC Radio 5Live newsreader, Rachael Hodges, has recently begun presenting the sport on BBC News, the BBC’s 24 hour rolling news television channel.  She’s not sure when she’s on, but it will definitely be today, and tomorrow…probably.  Here are 7 reasons to watch. 1. USP. Rachael Hodges has this rather wonderful quality that means she can take even the most mundane of things and turn them into...

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7 Reasons I’m Afraid of Flamenco Dancers

7 Reasons I’m Afraid of Flamenco Dancers

        1.  Stamping.  The cacophonous, aggressive, rhythmical stamping that makes up part of the flamenco dance is terrifying.  Stamp stamp stamp stamp stamp stamp stamp stamp, it’s the sound of a lone Nazi stormtrooper goose-stepping on an upturned tea-chest.  And that’s before they begin the more frenzied stamping and shuffling – which is beyond bone-chilling. Terrifying!   2.  Castanets.  Clickety...

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7 Reasons To Wear A Cape

7 Reasons To Wear A Cape

1.  You’re A Fashionista. This is the fashion. I personally think the above looks a bit silly. And, if you are Louis Vuitton, you probably would too. But as he has been dead for 118 years, I very much doubt he cares that his once burgeoning luggage company has turned into this. 2.  Fancy Dress Parties. You are probably wondering why I didn’t write this first? I mean, it is the most obvious reason. I didn’t write it first...

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7 Reasons to Replace Chickens With Flamingos

7 Reasons to Replace Chickens With Flamingos

1.  Flavour.  We’re all familiar with the expression, you are what you eat.  This is true; diet informs flavour.  The diet of chickens is dull.  Chickens are fed corn and grains and the sort of dreary stuff that we use to bulk-up stews and casseroles.  Flamingos eat shrimp, which are wonderfully flavoursome, and a substantial portion of their flavour comes from these.  Chickens taste dull; flamingos taste of fish, which is much, much...

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