Is it time to head for the hills?

chicken In my local bookshop this weekend I overheard a customer asking the owner whether she had any books on chicken-keeping. She replied that he was the fourth person in a week to ask and wondered if such thoughts of self sufficiency were a sign of the times.

Similarly in my garden centre there has been a run on logs: fears of the imminent collapse of our food distribution and energy provision systems are evidently causing the good folk of East Kent to ponder survival strategies.

Placid Scolari Fits Abramovich's Chelsea Like A Glove

On Friday the Guardian reported that Luiz Felipe Scolari has been given a position on Chelsea’s PLC board. Although this hasn’t been given much coverage, it is very important and highlights the ease at which Scolari has settled at Chelsea and the impression he has made on the club’s hierarchy.