15 years in Blighty

It slipped past almost unnoticed, but last week marked the 15th anniversary of my arrival in this green and pleasant land. If you had told me back then in October 1989 that I’d still be here now, I’d have told you you were crazy. But here I am. A few things that happened while I’ve been here (not in chronological order):

Nelson Mandela free

Berlin Wall falls/Communism collapses

Got expelled from UK

IRA bombs City of London (twice)

Marry Alice

Sheffield Wednesday lose two cup finals in one year

Become Charlie’s Dad

IRA bombs Canary Wharf

Chicago Bulls win six championships while I’m not looking

America elects evil cretin President

9/11

Get laid off by formerly great newspaper

Sheffield Wednesday relegated (twice)

Nebraska 10, Texas Tech 70 (proof there is a God)

Kerry elected President in landslide (you heard it hear first)

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