My favourite colour is purple so I was always going to love this sunset photo. I hope you’ve also seen lovely ones recently too.
“Chess isn’t always competitive. Chess can also be beautiful. It was the board I noticed first. It’s an entire world of just 64 squares. I feel safe in it. I can control it. I can dominate it. And it’s predictable, so if I get hurt, I only have myself to blame.”
Elizabeth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy) in the superlative drama series The Queen’s Gambit (2019), which tells of an orphan’s rise through the ranks of the male-dominated world of chess in the 1950s and 60s.
Darryl Philbin: In the warehouse, we’d use code names for people we wanted to talk about. Andy was “Jelly Roll”, Mike was “Dennis the Menace”, Ryan was “Douchebag.”
Ryan Howard: Hey, that’s not a code name, that’s just an insult.
Oscar Nunez: Plus, everyone would know who you meant.
Craig Robinson, BJ Novak and Oscar Martinez in The Office: An American Workplace (2005 – 2013), the hugely successful American adaptation of The Office (2001 – 2003), which ran for 14 episodes but was hugely influential.
I wish you all a wonderful 2021. To health and happiness and for all your dreams for the year to come true.
“Of course there must be lots of Magic in the world,” he said wisely one day, “but people don’t know what it is like or how to make it. Perhaps the beginning is just to say nice things are going to happen until you make them happen. I am going to try and experiment.”
As said by Colin Craven in The Secret Garden, the children’s novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
I know it’s not been the great of years but I wanted to wish you all a lovely Christmas. Stay safe and well and may your dreams for the day come true.
I saw these two hilarious cartoon by New Yorker cartoonist Arnie Levin and had to share them with you all.
A spaceman came traveling on his ship from afar
‘Twas light years of time since his mission did start
And over a village, he halted his craft
And it hung in the sky like a star, just like a star
The opening lines of the song A Spaceman Came Travelling by Chris de Burgh from his second album Spanish Train and Other Stories (1975). Though not a chart hit, it’s continued to be popular and still features in most Christmas compliations.
Candlelight and soul forever
A dream of you and me together
Say you believe it, say you believe it
The opening lyrics of 2 Become 1, The Spice Girls’ third consecutive number one and their first Christmas number one. Taken from their debut album Spice (1995), it showed a softer side to the English group without losing their trademark cheekiness.