Keeping up-to-date with current affairs and news from around the world, I thought I would add a little something about Rugby. I’m not a huge Rugby fan. I have nightmares just thinking about my school days, when I was expected to play Rugby.
I did not have the physic for such a sport.
The Rugby World Cup 2011 is now in full flow. I’ve found some great pictures of what can happen on the pitch. Keep an eye out for any of these whilst enjoying the tournament.
The hairs on the back of my arms have been standing on end over the last couple of weeks. The news coverage of political change sweeping through Tunisia and Egypt has been amazing to watch. There are some fantastic images here. It is refreshing and uplifting to see the power of people changing their futures. There is definitely strength in numbers. Now, in domino effect the people of Bahrain, Yemen, Iran and Algeria are coming together to change the political movement in their respective countries. For many people living in democratic countries it can often be challenging to truly understand what it must be like for the people we see daily on our TV screens.
How the times have changed too. It was astounding to read online that Facebook and Twitter had been used to bring people together. Social networking is increasingly useful in the 21st Century. I wonder how events in history would have been different if social networking has been around for the last 100 years.
The images of the protests in Egypt will make the beginning of 2011. I will remember them for many years to come and I think that many of you will too. I am sure that you could name a couple of major historical times in the last century that have stayed with you. When I think of stories similar to the amazing scenes in Egypt I think of stories that truly shocked me. The list I have made are stories which I feel have really made a world-wide impact on people:
It’s been good! Maybe you didn’t enjoy it as much as me, but I give it 7.5 out of 10. There’s always room for improvement. I am planning on rating 2011 an 8 or 9 out of 10. I have ‘things’ up my sleeve for next year. I’ve made my list of things to do. (Here it is, look just here). Ok, it’s looking thin on the ground (at the moment). Perhaps you’re sitting at your computer now thinking of something extraordinary that I should be doing in the coming 12 months…. Are you? Do you have that special little something I should try next year? Bear wrestling? Shark catching? Mountain climbing?
Suggest away….. I would love to extend my list for 2011. You’re more than welcome to comment. I will add all the best suggestions to my list. I challenge you to make your own list for next year.
Thanks bloggers. I will be thanking you all again at the end of 2o11 when I’ve become a wiser person (because of you).