I picked up my copy of The Daily Telegraph: dated Friday, December 16, 2005:
The news of the Elections in Iraq has grabbed the headlines:
DAY THE BALLOT BEAT THE BOMBERS
This is coupled with a photograph of a line of Muslim Women waving their arms in the air! We used to say that last year during our Summer School: to our students:
/Wave your arms about/
then you will find your way out of this horrible maze!
Politically pointed prose in the front page denotes that Kennedy/Charles Kennedy is
surviving as Liberal Democrat leader but, he has suffered a severe blow - there is a sharp
fall in his Party's Polling! This is offset with a highly amusing cartoon, the punch line is
offered by a weedy little character /if Mr Kennedy doesnt want his diary, can I have it?/
World News: Is Sophie Loren, the 1960s movie star finally, on the way out! Yes and No!
It looks like the great outfits of Miss Loren's film career are not meeting with Italian approval, from the young trendsetting models and fashion icons in Europe: The ladies in question are well kitted out with pink-orange trousers and a ritzy jacket - carrying a handbag (unlike myself: I take my Big green overnight bag with me everywhere, even to Italian Restaurants here in Britain?)
Sophia Loren's style of dressing is always matched up, in our imagination, with Cary Grant, or Ingrid Bergman: to me that was the Hollywood Movie Star at its best! Move over Sophia
and let Italy take over!
The obituary column caught my eye: Gyorgy Sandor - the Hungarian born pianist who studied under the composer: Bela Bartok died December 9, age 93, rest in peace: He married in 1950, Princess Christin of Habsburg, the former wife of Archduke Carlos, a pretender to the Spanish Throne, the marriage was dissolved and he is survived by a son: This generation of great artists often provided me with a wonderfully electic background which no doubt shall be missed.
Then back to our PM. Mr Tony Blair on page 6:
Blair threatens Chirac with veto on Europe budget: Tony Blair will veto the deal unless
Jacques Chirac leaves the door open to early reform in the Common Agricultural Policy;
Bon appetit! And so say all of us:
There is movie afoot, about the Royals: HRH Prince Charles, the late Princess Diana and the Duchness of Cornwall, formerly Mrs Camilla Parker Bowles - new angle old story! Whatever Love means! Doubtless the story will continue ......................................................
Congress forces Bush to accept rules on torture: what sort of torture can have rules: is there torture without rules: unqualified torture: This is in connection with the treatment of
prisoners by the United States forces. It is illegal this practice, so I gather!
It wouldnt be Christmas if it wasnt for sport and more sport:
Congratulations! to Harrow 1st XI cricketers, who won the Daily Telegraph/Norwich Union /School Sport Matters/Team of the Year award yesterday - Harrow is used to glory!
- ah1 the glory days and more besides of Daily Telegraph's just before Christmas edition packed with everything from food for the fridge to how to be a model woman! I am there already - I look forward to the results! Seasons Greetings!