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Finished reading: Adults In The Room: My Battle With Europe’s Deep Establishment by Yanis Varoufakis 📚

♫ My Top artist: Stiff Little Fingers (28) via

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Only because the Rhoswenallt was full 😡 (@ Yr Ieuan Ap Iago (Wetherspoon) in Aberdare, Mid Glamorgan)

Chris Woakes gets a well deserved century against India at Lord’s. Woakes now gets his name on the batting and bowling Honours Boards – quite a select few achieve that. Jonny Bairstow unlucky not to get his hundred. A good day’s cricket for England after a faltering start. 🏏

Simple Minds, Pretenders & K. T. Tunstall 🎵 (@ Cyfarthfa Castle in Park, Merthyr Tydfil)

RT Professor Richard Holmes attempts to separate fact from myth surrounding the death of PB Shelley, on 8th July 1822 off the Italian coast. via (The image is his gravestone in Rome, which looks after)

RT Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley was born in 1792

Glamorgan vs Gloucestershire at Sophia Gardens tonight – Glamorgan just win, by 2 runs 🏏

RT SUMMARY// Glamorgan win another nail-biting match as TVDG holds his nerve to dismiss Tye from the final ball of the game as the Welsh county win by 2 runs

Fantastic team effort with standout performances from Meschede, Smith & Hogan

RT My little column about Corbyn and anti-Semitism. Luckily I can't see anyone taking any of this out of context and getting irrationally cross.

RT Here's a policy that Corbyn could adopt to swing the polls his way; coffee should come in a cup or a mug, but NOT in a glass. £2,000 on the spot fines for any transgression.

RT In all my days I have never said anything this controversial, but if you can't stand up for what is right, are you truly alive at all? Here we go....... Abba aren't 'fantastic', they're a sodding nuisance.

RT Kicking off my contribution to Dogs Days of Podcasting 2018. Stay tuned.

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My library hold came in! The new translation of The Odyssey by Emily Wilson. Here's a NYT piece on it:

This is the first English translation by a woman. In our language's 500-year history this is the first time society and academia and economics have aligned just right so that for once a member of the other half (more or less) of the human race got to take a crack at it.

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♫ My Top 3 artists: Herman Düne (29), Gunzenhauser, Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra (8) & Severin von Eckardstein (6) via