Tree tree-angle of the day … Haydock Park. Been speaking to head teachers. Fair to say major relief Big Gav gone. And despite the Tory mythology no tears shed for Nick Gibb. But wee Govey still seen as the man who did most of the damage. ...

LINK IN BIO for my @theneweuropean chat with Arsene Wenger on all things football. He is such a classy clever guy, always worth listening to. We talk @arsenal and how hard he found it to leave, @cristiano and why his move is not just about football, why @erling.haaland is as good as everyone says he is, why he loves the German ownership model, why he thinks @england can win the World Cup, and of course his new and controversial ideas for big changes in world football. Note the sneaky sneak in mention of @burnleyofficial ...

With thanks to Craig Schofield Tree of the Day wins because it is tidy tree of the day. Seville ...

Now that is a proper bookshelf. Thank you @foylesforbooks - just one vol missing. But seven out of eight not bad. All now signed! Popped in to get @tristramhuntva new book on Wedgwood for @therealfionamillar and some German books for me. Good selection tho shop tells me Brexit making it harder and more expensive to get the new ones quickly. The disaster that keeps on disastering ...

Congratulations to 🇳🇴 new prime minister @jonasgahrs and to @arbeiderpartiet for a really strong campaign. He can now be added to the book!! For the Labour Party to win against a Conservative government in one of the richest countries in the world shows what is possible when you fight for big and bold objectives and take on difficult arguments. Pic was taken in the Grand Cafe Oslo, Ibsen’s favourite haunt. If ever you’re there check it out. Good luck Jonas and whatever coalition you now form. ...

Supply chains not working, HGV driver shortage, and now raw sewage into the rivers because of lack of chemicals … in the ‘Brexit consequences’ section of German media … no mention blue passports and all the other, er, triumphs ...

Tree of the Day … all about the colour ...

Tree of the Day … ...

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