The hippopotamus in the room

The hippopotamus in the room. Walking back from work to Manchester train station late yesterday evening I received an email suggesting ‘Links-Friday’. I confess, I am guilty of often ignoring links I’m sent while sending too many in return – a frustration in both directions. The idea of Links-Friday was to put aside Friday evening for the exchange of a few well chosen links that I would make the effort to actually watch or listen to. Despite barely being able to keep my eyes open at this point having been staring at an Excel version of corporate credit risk for the last three hours I felt inclined to agree. Knock yourself out, I said. I was promptly delivered links for two music video. Neither of which did anything for me. Links are a bit like advice, everyone wants to give it; no one wants to take it. So of course I had one to hand I really thought they should hear. By this time I was back at the delightful Leek road car park having escaped mugging or otherwise unwanted attention and was on the dark and misty drive home. I clicked my own link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2K7D-uMH2g And that’s when it happened. As Einaudi’s ‘I Giorni’  built up speed so did my little, well worn micra but I was happily oblivious and away with Tinker Bell and friends. The only...

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