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What makes you happy? Perhaps it’s something you’d like to share?


here’s still three months to go but I don’t think anyone could contest that 2020 will go down in history as having been a “very bad year”.  There can’t be a person on the planet whose life hasn’t been impacted in a negative way by the dreaded Covid-19, even if that impact was nothing more serious than a long-awaited football match missed or a party postponed. 

But the cloudy skies of 2020 have offered small glimmers of silver too. For me, freed from the mad shuttling around London that characterised my pre-Covid life, it was suddenly having more time to read, to create and, whisper it, to watch some telly.

As we settled into lockdown, we were all looking for ways to amuse ourselves at home (stop smirking at the back) and my social media feeds were soon full of people asking for and offering recommendations for uplifting music, books, films and televisions series to pass the time. 

Football news:

Ozil on not being included in Arsenal's Premier League bid: Very disappointed. Loyalty is rare today
Ronaldo has a bald haircut: Success is measured by the obstacles you overcome 😉 💪 🏽
UEFA on the European Premier League: She's bound to get bored. The Champions League is the best tournament in the world
Salzburg sold Holand and Minamino - and has already gathered new potential stars. The season started with 35 goals in 8 games
Sulscher twice outplayed Tuchel: first he mirrored the scheme (helped to contain), and then released Pogba in time (helped to add to the attack)
Barcelona - the first team to score for two 17-year-old players in a Champions League match
Atalanta's development has reached a crucial point: the club will soon turn into either Napoli or Roma. Miranchuk - a symbol of change