Divine

It’s time for another Eurovision Song Contest video. This time, it’s my favourite entry ever. It’s France’s entry from 2008, Divine by Sébastien Tellier. This was a controversial entry because, in the eyes of some people in France, the song had far too much English in it! So the song had to be partially rewritten […]

Trying to find a new hobby

I’ve decided I need a new hobby. I haven’t embarked on anything new for a while. Now feels like the right time to try and change that. 2008, 2009 and 2010 were fast-moving times for me. I graduated from university. After a shaky year or so, I got a proper job, which I feel lucky […]

Rediscovering the Woolworths Virtual Museum

Back when I was a student (and for a little while after I graduated), I worked for Woolworths. I was there from 2006 right until the shutters came down for the last time on 6 January 2009. Working at Woolworths during the closing down sale was one of the most extraordinary periods of my life. […]

2011 Formula 1 constructor rankings (part one)

See also my driver rankings. 11. Virgin Racing Conventional wisdom suggests that HRT have the slowest car, and perhaps they do. But HRT have always had their back against the wall, and perform regardless. Virgin Racing have, for the second year in succession, finished in last place in the Constructors’ Championship. Often they are slower […]

2011 Formula 1 driver rankings (part two)

19. Pedro de la Rosa Super sub or what? De la Rosa was in Canada as an employee of McLaren, and found himself being bundled into a Sauber for Practice 2 at the last minute after Sergio Pérez felt unexpected after-effects from his Monaco qualifying crash. De la Rosa acquitted himself excellently, finishing 12th in […]