Blood Diamond

We watched the film “Blood Diamond” the other night. It was really good! – probably not the kind of film you want to watch a lot though, because it was quite harrowing in places. The film focusses on Solomon Vandy, a man who gets caught up in the civil war in Sierra Leone in 1999. His family are taken away from him by the rebel forces, and his son is made to become a child soldier. In fact, some of the most brutal moments of the film are seeing the young boys being turned from normal children into killers – it’s particularly tough because that kind of thing really goes on.

All in all I think it’s a very worthwhile watch, certainly quite eye-opening in places!

Anyway. The other thing I wanted to mention was, I was watching tennis yesterday – specifically the match between Chris Eaton and Dmitry Tursunov. I found the “Henmania” surrounding Chris Eaton quite hard going this time… I don’t mind that level of cheering when the match gets interesting, but some people just seemed to cheer about anything. Even Tursonov getting a double-fault (not very sporting to cheer then, surely?)

I blame this all on Tim Henman. If he hadn’t had such “rollercoaster” tennis matches (up and down, up and down, up and friggin down again) people wouldn’t be so accustomed to screaming every time “our man” gets a point.

I know, I know, I’m moaning again… it just annoyed me. That is all (for now!)

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