Earth Tremor in Buckinghamshire Wednesday, Feb 27 2008 


At least that’s what I assume it was.  Sitting here half an hour ago- 1 in the morning, and the room began to shake, lasting about 5 seconds.  If you got it too let me know where you are  by posting below (0100 GMT 27 Feb 2008).

I thought ‘Hey an earth tremor- thats a new experience!’  Then I began to think, what if it wasn’t- what if it was the house?  The trouble is who do you ask at 1 in the morning?  I ended up phoning the police.  Confused the poor chap at the other end, as I asked where he was- threw him a bit to start with.

 I explained that I thought we had an earth tremor- and they were the only people I could think of awake at 1am.  He said he had felt something, and wondered what.  As he confirmed, others in the control room said they had felt something- as far as I could tell they had all been worried about being the first to say anything in case they were dreaming.

Glory Glory Tottenham Hotspur Sunday, Feb 24 2008 


It’s been a long time coming, and I’m sure some will say that it’s only the League Cup, BUT WE WON SILVERWARE.

 I listened on BBC 5 Radio- not having Sky, and Spurs seemed to set off well, even if Alan Green and Lauro were complaining the game was slow.  Of course we gave away the inevitable goal – apparently a Robinson error, hard to believe (!) I know.

 However Ramos did what he seems to be brilliant at doing- changing the shape of the team with a substitution- the commentators certainly didn’t expect it would be Chimbonda to come off- and given his reaction neither did he!  The switch of Lennon from Right wing to left confused the commentators at first, and it seemed that it threw Chelsea.  Lennon went from being the invisible man to a thorn in the Blue’s side. (more…)

It’s my Birthday!! Saturday, Feb 23 2008 


And I beat my grandad. He died at 38, so ever since my Dad’s 38th Birthday he has been annoying my Mum with “I’ll be dead before I’m ….”. 

Time to wind up Mrs Hussar with “I’ll be dead before I’m 40”.

Sharia in the UK Friday, Feb 8 2008 


Dr Rowan William, the Archbishop of Canterbury, has poked the hornets nest with his speech that said

 “It seems unavoidable and, as a matter of fact, certain conditions of sharia are already recognised in our society and under our law, so it is not as if we are bringing in an alien and rival system.”

 Unsurprisingly there has been an outcry- not least amoung the ‘Daily Mail’ tendency.  Let’s be clear, what this is not is an acceptence of stoning women, he was talking about civil matters, such as divorce.  The caveats were in there as he spoke.  The worrying thing is not his misunderstanding of the law as it stands, but the subtext in a plea for religeon.

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