Bucolic sight of the day: a snake chasing a partridge chick along a path on the farm. It's head and part of its body were raised, and it moved remarkably quickly by curving (er, snaking?) from side to side. The bird won, but it was a close thing.
Quote of the day: from an American tourist at the running of the bulls at Pamplona, 'How can you be scared of a herbivore?' Remarkably, at the time of writing he is still alive.
Political thought for the day: Why is Obama's every word treated as though it were a) important, b) true and c) a solution to some great world problem? You would have thought the press would at least read what he says, and compare it with reality, before drooling over their typewriters (or whatever).
Sports news: The Ashes are beginning to depress me already.
Namibia, Nambia, whatever
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