Monday. 17.06.2024
The opinion of
Matthew Kennington

Matthew Kennington

English teacher, published translator and writer

Madrid hearts beat with Fontaines D.C.

Graffiti red heart on a wall. Photo: Matthew Kennington.
Some kind soul has been spray painting love hearts over dozens of electricity hatches on the flats in the town where I live; not exactly...

Managing Crisis

The phone did not stop ringing. It was half past eight on a Thursday morning.  Still in my pyjamas and half asleep, I picked it the...

Modern football is rubbish

Football is a game which is played, televised and gambled on almost 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year all across the...

A clean break

Somehow we got back to base. A Hyundai mini-van from Middlesborough to Brigg. Two hours on the A1 motorway. I’d planned it all...

Tales from The Wall #1

Berlin wall
The conversation started innocuously enough. Olaf was informing me that the owners of the property, where his family were to spend the...

The Universals

Friends frienship
It is said that we have never been so connected. We can interact with hundreds of people from all over the world in a matter of seconds....


I’ve been walking a lot recently, avoiding social media, trying to improve my wellbeing, listening to my inner voice more. We all talk...

The Elephant (Brexit)

There is a new rule whenever my parents visit me in Spain or when I stay with them in England. Do not mention the ‘B’ Word. Alcohol...