Take your pick in Courchevel, Chamonix, Sainte-Foy, Megève, and Val Thorens
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Tuesday 17 March 2009
You cannot argue with a try count of 5 to 2, and a score line of 34-10. But nor can you argue with a total nonentity of the modern game that was constantly in evidence at Twickenham on Sunday in the England v France match.
Thursday 20 November 2008
Monday 22 September 2008
Don't be bored - chase away those rainy days with a funky board game.
Saturday 06 September 2008
Saturday 09 August 2008
It may not be fun for all the family – well, not in the same way as Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit or Mousetrap, say. The themes of empire building and terrorist-style attacks on opponents would probably provoke an outbreak of spluttering over the Christmas sherry.
Tuesday 27 May 2008
Sunday 25 May 2008
If the Cold War, even more than most, was a continuation of politics by other means, then one of those means was chess – and probably the most apposite one at that. It is itself, after all, a sublimated and codified game of war. Daniel Johnson goes so far as to say that, "by providing the safety valve that kept the lid on the Cold War, chess helped to save civilisation from itself."
Sunday 11 May 2008
I have rashly agreed to go to yet another of my kids' school functions. This time it's a quiz night, and Stacey asked me so long ago that I said yes, and then forgot to make an excuse for not being able to go.
Sunday 20 January 2008
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Thursday 31 March 2005
Thursday 31 March 2005
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