TROUBLED football legend Paul Gascoigne is enjoying some welcome success - an after-dinner speech
he is planning for Compton Hospice has nearly sold out.
The trainer, the only one from the current crop to have saddled the winner of the Gold Cup, Champion Hurdle and Grand National, is hosting the event and giving the after-dinner speech
at Von Essen's Lower Slaughter Manor in Gloucestershire.
I was fortunate enough to be asked to do an after-dinner speech
celebrating 100 years of Hampden and Denis was one of the guests of honour.
Otherwise, why would they write book after book and haunt the after-dinner speech
Additionally, the social highpoint of the event was the Awards dinner (see back page) with an after-dinner speech
by Cao Kai Xing, General Secretary of the China Anti-Counterfeiting Technology Association.
Richmond was involved in the escalation of an Arab claim that the Zionists were poised to destroy the Dome of the Rock: a claim based on naive drawings from Zionist folklore and a literal interpretation of a metaphor used by Alfred Mond in an after-dinner speech
. He also lobbied incessantly and improperly, but successfully, for the promotion of Muhammed Hajj Amin al-Husayni (subsequently Hitler's greatest ally in the Middle East) to the post of Grand Mufti.
As for humans, Morley says the lesson is that to be most memorable, the after-dinner speech
should be given before dinner.
And so on--language so blandly benign, so odorlessly decent, that it seems to have been hastily glued together for an after-dinner speech
According to The Daily Star, the ex-Ryder Cup captain was discharged from hospital two weeks after collapsing before his after-dinner speech
at an Aberdeen hotel.
The ex-Ryder Cup captain collapsed while about to give an after-dinner speech
at a hotel in Aberdeen.
Anyone who has ever given an after-dinner speech
will know what the man has been through.
The only drawback was being unable to sleep on Saturday night after my after-dinner speech
. I was totally unable to decide whether I was going to get up early to watch Wales V Samoa.