Strictly Come Dancing and X Factor results – Sneak Preview Sunday, Dec 5 2010 

Russia has been confirmed as the winner in both

Qatar will be the winner of Dancing On Ice.

Sepp Blater has just been announced as Prince William’s Bride.

No good deed goes unpunished… Sunday, Dec 5 2010 

An email from a colleague about doing something more worthwhile than the usual meaningless card exchange at Christmas.

Hi OMU colleagues
As you may recall over the past couple of years I have put forward the idea that rather than sending a multiplicity of Seasonal cards to one another that I could collect donations from the ‘savings’ made and purchase what are sometimes known as a ‘Gift for Life’ ( eg a goat, cow, school/ healthcare equipment etc)

I am happy to do this again for those who might wish to take part. I am sure you are aware there are various charities that offer these gifts and they are becoming increasing popular. If you have suggestions on what you might like to buy it would be appreciated.

I was also thinking of providing a single ‘master’ card which could be signed by all those wishing to join in.

If you would like to join in with this idea, please can you link up with me, ideally before 17th December

Thank you for your time and consideration of the idea.

Now this is very noble, and should be given respect – no matter what the financial situation in the UK, my colleagues and I still live in a ‘first world country’ and like many people here, will be over-indulging this Christmas, and we should think of those around the world who struggle to survive. Unfortunately my colleagues have a somewhat evil sense of humour…


Hi Rodney,
How much will a goat cost?


Its not the cost of the goat mark its the cost of the postage that concerns me!


We could send it bit by bit.
Makes it easier to wrap too!!