Turkish delight is one of those "love it or hate it" things, I have it sometimes but I don't go out of my way for it. I can "take it or leave it" in the end, like avocado. What I do like though is a good meaty German Sausage, with some sourkrout to boot. This difference in culinary emphasis was demonstrated delightfully in the German defeat of the vengeful Turks last night by a narrow three to two. From where I was sitting the Germans were never really struggling. Incidentally, I was sitting in Kitty O'Sheas, Paris and quite proud I found it.
Today it was Paella versus Borst. Borst is a beetroot soup loved by Russians and other people of that ilk. I had some in a Russian restaurant in Helsinki once, I quite liked it. The last time I had paella was in Barcelona, it was going quite well until I got to the bottom of the dish and found a little crab sitting there. It was dead but it was looking at me accusingly. I was informed that I should "take it's top off and scoop the insides out" at which point I informed the informant "not bloody likely" and had it away on my toes. In the end the Spaniards won by three to nil but I might still go for the Borst next time.
So, tomorrow is the big day, Robert Mugabe will stand in the presedential run-off against the other fella. The other fella said he'd withdrawn but Bob said he wanted that in writing and I haven't seen a report of a writted withdrawal yet. Yeeh the Zimbabwean election is relevant here because "we europeans" love voting on things don't we? Government, constitution, treaty, it's all good. I was tending to go against Bob in this one because of the raping and murdering but then I thought well, which world leader doesn't dabble in a bit of random violence whether it's at home or abroad? There was the Dalia Farmer in Tibet but he's been shut out for ages now. Anyway, old Bob made a super speech today, "the demons at number 10 downing must be exorcised", spot on. Granted his motives are a bit iffy and I wouldn't go so far as to call Gordon a demon, a git maybe, but demon is bit strong. I wouldn't credit him with that much cunning.
Interestingly, Bob says he likes the British people and he's a fan of the Queen, less keen on the Archbisop of Canterbury though, again I agree with him on all those points. He's obvioulsy put some thought into it, after this one he should stand in the American election, it would be a smooth transition from Dubya, a fellow fruit loop. I'd like to hear Bob's views on Beetroot Soup and Paella, I'm not sure about those things and I haven't heard any convincing arguments in favour of each. But in the end I think Wurst and Sourkrout will beat them all.
Gordon, in the meantime, has found a use for all that wind he's blowing accross the land. Windmill's, brilliant, more beans all round. I'm not convinced the Saudi's are going to fund them but Gordon got a free trip out of it so fair play to him. It's his one year in power now and it's nice of him to have an idea because people were accusing him of not having one. The thing about Gordon is you couldn't accuse him of standing on good looks and flashy personality but then you can't accuse him of standing on anything, because he didn't. Interesting that he feels able to denounce Bob's "one man standing" election, isn't it better than no election? Or am I being hard on Gordon? Probably, but then he was the one who wanted to be leader now he has to take the beatings.
Gordon is right to strip Bob of his knighthood (there are too many Bob's with knighthoods) and refuse to play cricket with him. I'm going to phone Pizza Hut and send one to his house at 2am, not even a nice one and no chicken wings, I think he'll get the message.
Bob's house not Gordon's house, Gordon doesn't sleep anyway anymore he'd just pay the man and eat the pizza. But I do sleep and that's I'm going to do now.