Ramadan Mubarak… . It has been a week since the holy month of Ramadan began and this is the month to engage in increased prayer and charity and to practice increased self-discipline.
“I go in for what is known in the trade as 'light writing' and those who do that - humorists they are sometimes called - are looked down upon by the intelligentsia and sneered at.”
Half a century and one year ago (no need to look for your calculator - it was May 27, 1964!) we were getting ready to celebrate the half century plus three years of a self-made man who had put himself through school and college and apart from becoming a successful engineer, had become a much sought-after astrologer in the country.
The race is over…at least the one that was on for nine months between Oman and the UK is now officially over.
6+7+8+9, a score and ten, three decades, XXX et al…all refer to the ‘flirty thirty’ and yes, the last bit is indeed the Roman way of writing that number, and does not refer to what some of you are thinking!