Robert Hampton

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19th August 2010

On the A Level
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It’s A Level results day, and at schools across the country lots of attractive young girls were celebrating.

This year, the media seem to have taken a break from the usual “haha, the exams are easier now so your hard work doesn’t count!” sniping. Instead they’ve opted for “haha, you won’t get a place at university!” instead.

Still, to all those who have passed — well done! That’s another few hundred thousand people who have more qualifications than me.

True story: I left school without completing my A Levels, so on the day my classmates were opening their results, I was at the dentist having a tooth extracted under anaesthetic. In retrospect, it was the best place for me to be.

1st January 2010

2009? More like Two Thousand and Fine!

July saw Merseyrail’s run of bad luck continue, as a train rolled out of the depot and derailed. To atone for their sins, they introduced a new day ranger ticket, but I wasn’t convinced. This was something of a train-y month for me, as I did my bit to help out the previous generation of Merseyrail trains. Trains were also on the Government’s mind, as they announced that the Liverpool to Manchester line would be electrified.

In London, the Police proved once again what a wonderful organisation they are. In Rome, a swimmer suffered an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction.

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13th July 2009

Robert’s been to Hull and back*
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My sister graduated from Hull university today, an event which demanded the presence of the Hampton family in full strength.

Who knew Hull was such a nice place? Coming from Liverpool, I of all people should be more circumspect about prejudging places I’ve never been to. I had this idea that Hull was a dump that smelled of fish, but it was a genuinely pleasant place to wander around. Didn’t really get to see much of it (we arrived late Sunday afternoon and left at 4pm today) and I wish that I had had more time.

Anyway, to cut a long story short: lots of dull speeches in an airless, stuffy hall with legroom-free seating; and — at long last — a member of the Hampton family actually has a degree! Well done Jenny: know that your brother loves you and will be on hand to borrow money.

* Come on, did you really expect me not to?