One of the joys of my weekend is the Sunday Times. The first I do in the morning is to take a cup of tea into the office and go online to enter the ‘Where Was I‘ competition in the travel section. Not that I ever expect to win the holiday prize, it’s more the challenge of solving the puzzle and sharpening up my web searching skills. The answers this week are Lullingstone and Chartwell, home of Winston Churchill.
Next I sit down with the Review section. There is an interesting article about Alan Milburn who resigned as Secretary of State for Health a few months ago. There was a lot of cynicism about him want to “spend more time with his family”, but in his case it was true. But does this signal that he wants to return to frontline politics? It wouldn’t surprise me if it is Milburn who succeeds Tony Blair, rather than Gordon Brown.
On to the News and the highly entertaining and irreverent Jeremy Clarkson. He’s one of those people you either like or you loathe, but his blatantly politically-incorrect views amuse me no end.
Next the Sports section. Front page this week there is a picture of Ruud Van Nistleroy celebrating his hat-trick during Man U’s demolition of Leicester City 4-1 yesterday away at the Walker Stadium. The best response to Arsene Wenger’s comments about him after last week’s fracas with Arsenal.
Back to the News Review which is now home to the Doors section. ‘Don’t Panic‘ usually has some useful tips for PC owners and ‘That’s Amazing‘ can lead you to some interesting websites. This issue includes Ned Kelly, appropriate because the film of his life has been recently released in the UK, and another site of optical illusions.
Max usually grabs the Funday Times, the cartoon section, but I get my turn eventually. Sadly this is the one bit that isn’t on the website.
The second edition of the Month came with the ST this week. It is a CD guide to the latest films, music, the arts, video games and shopping. The jury’s still on this idea as far as I’m concerned. It feels more like a way of getting into your wallet!
Finally there is Style magazine. Not much to interest me there, except perhaps A Question of Timing which argues convincingly that the battle of the sexes is all about time, and of course Mrs Mills to solve all the problems you didn’t know you had.