I was hanging around in Winchester last night, waiting for my boy to finish cycling the South Downs Way. With time on my hands, I telephoned a chum who lives there. He answered, not from Winchester but from South Sudan. I have trouble getting my head around that but not quite as much as I do listening to Lin Yu Chun. He's the kid who has leapt to Global fame in 24 hours by doing a Susan Boyle. The world carries on shrinking.

You might think that City dealing rooms are grappling with the latest episode in the financial crisis this morning. Perhaps the deteriorating situation in Greece,  the election and so on but no; they're all watching this fat kid from Taiwan .......... looks a bit like Susan Boyle too: