It’s a great prize, a chance to win and sample some great Cognacs and to encounter for once something in duty free that’s as old as me.
A life in football boils down to this. Close. Closer. So close now.
Richard put his worst fears to the test once again, this time by abseiling down Diamond House, one of the tallest buildings at Birmingham Airport
The story gets even better. Half an hour later, a beauty adviser enters the back room. “Hello, hello, there’s a man who is worried that someone is stuck in a tunnel!!”
Bravo Dufry. And bravo Michel for caring – if you’re reading this, I hope you consider my comments (past and present) fair and that in an admittedly different way from you, I do understand retail and I do appreciate the transformation.
The hounds are chasing hard but this is a breed of Foxes that just refuses to be caught.
I’ve eaten in Iceland, Ireland and India. I’ve dined in New York, New Zealand and the Netherlands. I’ve sampled wines in Naples and Newark, La Guardia and Los Angeles. In fact I’ve globe- and gourmet-trotted from A (for Athens) to Z (Zürich).
Now with just six games left of this season and after a nail (and fingers, hand, arm and shoulder) biting 1-0 win over Southampton on Sunday, the flying Foxes are in first place, top of the table by an incredible seven points from Tottenham Hotspur.
The programme offers special treatment and services tailored for dogs, including a priority check-in line, stress and anxiety services (for those a little hot under the collar after being hounded by security) and access to the lounge with complimentary Terrier water, Alsation wines and soothing music by Bark and Beethoven (Debussy would be banned).
You can see the pride and emotion on his face as this great son of Ireland, a champion of all things and people Irish – both at home and abroad – says those words first expressed with such conviction and courage 100 years ago.
The focus might be on safety, the tournaments sanctioned, the environment controlled – but make no mistake this is still boxing. In which, I remind, you, men and women attempt to beat the hell out of each other.
We were inspected, turned around, looked up and down, classified and delineated. Who will live and who will die? By a flick of a clean manicured hand foppishly playing God, life was categorized to death.
If they win, not only will the city of Leicester go mad but so will the whole football world. Mad with joy, mad with the euphoric realisation that sometimes dreams – crazy, zany, wistful, fantastic, zillion-to-one, impossible dreams – really do come true.