Booking the trend

Hola. Hope you are well.

The last two books I’ve read have been of a political nature, Owen Jones’ ‘The Establishment’ and Russell Brand’s, ‘Revolution’, meaning if there is a systematic change any time soon, there must be a role for me. If I were to read Thomas Piketty’s ‘Capital In the Twenty-First Century’ I’d probably be leading us into the fairer future.

The book I’m currently reading is a book is an amazing book about Former Liverpool manager Bill Shankly, ‘Red or Dead’ by David Peace. Usually I don’t read big books and I certainly don’t read big books with small print. However this book is both big 715 pages and has small print but as I had a book voucher I thought I’d buy a book that I wouldn’t finish before it was recalled if I got it out of a library.

Before reading a book I often pick a page at random and read a passage so I get a sense of the book. On this occasion, standing in the bookshop in Chorlton cum Hardy, an unknown comedian opened the book. And in this bookshop in Chorlton cum Hardy, an unknown comedian opened the book at page 333. In the bookshop in Chorlton cum Hardy an unknown comedian read this passage.

Four days later, on Boxing Day, 1970, in blizzards and in ice, Stoke City came to Anfield, Liverpool. That afternoon, in the blizzards and in the ice, forty-seven thousand, one hundred and three folk came, too. But in the blizzards and in the ice, Liverpool Football Club did not score. And Stoke City did not score. And in the blizzards and in the ice, Liverpool Football Club drew nil-nil with Stoke City. At home, at Anfield. It was Liverpool Football Club’s tenth draw of the season, their sixth nil-nil draw of the season. And that evening, in the blizzards and in the ice, Liverpool Football Club had twenty-six points. And Liverpool Football Club were seventh in the First Division. In the blizzards and in the ice, Liverpool Football Club were still lost, Liverpool Football Club still missing –

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Would you want your partner and ex to be mates?

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In Coronation Street, Sally‘s ex Kevin and her current fella Tim have been getting on really well, partly due to some sofa action (that’s one for the viewers of Corrie). Over Christmas they compared their friendship with that  of brothers.

In a civil world you’d probably want to your partner and your ex to get along with each other, especially if you have children with your ex, but would you want them to be best mates? Do you want 2 people who know you intimately to be talking about you and comparing notes?

I’m not comfortable when friends from different groups meet, nevermind 2 people who’ve seen me without clothes pallying up.

Feel free to let me know if you’ve been in the situation Sally finds herself in and how did you deal with it? Did you try to put an end to their friendship and what issues did it bring up?

Til next time, stay safe.

The writer of this blog is, the co-author of ‘How to Dump your Girlfriend’

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