Okay, this has nothing whatsoever to do with writing or words, but it’s my blog and I can put what I want on it!
My other passion has always been football. When I was a kid British football was largely about brute force and ignorance, and then along came a team from Holland called Ajax which seemed to practise a form of magic by comparison. The maestro was Johan Cruyff, and I never saw football in the same light again and I only ever wanted to play with the Number 14 on my back. When my daughter joined a football team many years later, one of the things everyone wanted to learn was the ‘Cruyff Turn”. Today, I learned he died from cancer at the age of 68. RIP, my hero.