Thirty six

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In a couple of weeks I’ll be 36 years old.

Admittedly, that’s pretty young for a high court judge or politician but very old for a footballer or an Olympic diver.

In cricketing terms this would be an exciting start to the innings, just 14 runs away from raising the bat and heading on for a decent score.

But if I lived in Mozambique I’d be getting my affairs in order and starting to choose hymns because the average life expectancy is a mere 38. Just shows that when it comes to numbers it’s all about the context.

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