Wednesday, 8 December 2010

We're Half Way There

Tommy used to work on the docks
Union's been on strike
He's down on his luck
It's tough
So tough
Tommy reflects that
Maybe collective bargaining
Isn't all it's cracked up to be
The well-fed bosses
Of his so-called union
Earn white-collar salaries
But thanks to them
Tommy and his mates
Never seem to have any work
Gina works the diner all day
Whilst the basic salary isn't great
A combination of overtime shifts
And generous tips from customers
Who appreciate good service
Amounts to a pretty decent income
Inspired by Gina
Tommy decides he's fed up with
Being a docker
And becomes a cab driver
He enjoys being his own boss
And not being at the mercy of workshy colleagues
And because he can set his own hours
He has plenty of time
To pursue his passion for music
(And his customers provide lots of material for songs!!!)
Tommy and Gina's relationship
Has never been stronger
And each of them feels
Much more fulfilled on
An individual level too

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Greater London Powerlifting Championships

It's not an easy task to write an entertaining report of a powerlifting competition, but I've had a go for the British Barbell website. The report is for the Greater London Championships on 27 November.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

A Word On The Ashes

In fact this is a word on the broader subject of Anglo-Australian relations.

I make no wider point than this: it is a bit weird that Aussies call us "Poms" when every explanation for the origins of the term seems to refer to English people who settled in Australia - which current Englishmen and Englishwomen did not.

So if anyone is a Pom, it's likely to be an Australian. Therefore the cry "Beat the Poms!" is an exhortation to self-flagellation.

Thoughts, my Aussie friends?
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