Thursday, 20 March 2014
I have to admit that my gratitude towards the BBC's World service, specifically the television news, is indispensable.
This is one of the few English-speaking channels on my television; and one of the best.
Moreover, it seems to provide us with a genuinely global perspective of the world; quite un-parochial.
I've been following the terrible events surrounding Malaysian airlines flight 370 and the dreadful anguish being suffered by the relatives.
The Ukraine Crisis predominates, too.
I continue to obtain great delight from Alan Clark's Back Fire, the book I've brought with me.
Of course he had a fleet of vintage classic automobiles worth many hundreds of thousands of pounds; though his "Q-Car", a Volkswagon Beetle with a Porsche 356 engine shoehorned into it, was a brilliant feat.
This wolf in sheep's clothing was used for "the school run", apparently.
Unbeknownst to most poseurs and boy racers, the little Beetle beat them all hands down.