Like many people – including, it seems, the surviving cast of Monty Python’s Flying Circus – I was intrigued by the comment of the BBC’s ‘Controller of Comedy Commissioning’ when, referring to Monty Python, he said of comedy writing: ‘If you’re going to assemble a team now, it’s not going to be six Oxbridge white blokes...
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If you are looking forward to your summer holidays let me suggest that you plan to drastically cut your engagement with social media, email and the web while you’re away. Try to digitally disconnect.
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The shelves are stacked with glossy prints of smiling, radiant, bronzed and bikini-clad models, flightily skipping along yellow sandy beaches with perfectly styled ‘tousled hair’ flowing. One might strain hopefully for even a glimpse of any background figures resembling your average ‘Brit on holiday’, but sadly be disappointed...
There’s no point in denying that I’m about to reach a particular milestone on 2nd June. Now there are different views about reaching sixty. Some people see it as being no more than some insignificant crossing of which brings little change, while others see sixty as marking your entrance into some unfamiliar territory of the ‘senior years’.
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