Define ‘interesting’

It’s the most harmless of questions. Or so you’d think. ‘Seen anything interesting?’ I’ve clocked him a mile off. It’s a long path leading from the sea wall back to the car park, and his silhouette has gradually taken human form over the last five minutes. I’d hoped it would be a pleasantly solitary trudge. … Continue reading Define ‘interesting’


Go Mo! Oh no.

The week has passed athletically, for athletes at least. Winners won, losers lost, and no matter how much a nation jumped and shouted, Mo Farah couldn’t haul himself over the line in front of the others just one more time. To many, that final silver will be a blemish on his long record of unremitting … Continue reading Go Mo! Oh no.

Fringe benefits

The week has passed, cheering Mo Farah to the rafters, but keeping just enough breath in its lungs to propel a hearty boo towards Justin Gatlin. I have decamped to Edinburgh, where I will spend the next week waving my arms at these people in the hope that coherent sounds will appear. On the basis … Continue reading Fringe benefits