So this time last week, the world was a different place. I was somewhere nice and hot getting a sun tan, Nigella was having a lovely lunch and no one really cared about the Iranian elections.
Fast forward a week and it is raining in the UK, Nigella didn't enjoy her lunch and Iran is now a happier place. Well, not really and there is a slight exaggeration here but Iran and its global perception has slightly changed; if its to get any better in the long term only those in charge know.
We now have a moderate in charge of the country and moderate is a strange term. On Iranian terms Rouhani is a moderate conservative which means he is the best of a bad bunch. However, when coming in after Ahmenidijad everyone looks good and would be deemed a moderate. What the western world won't realise is that Iran is suffering economically from sanctions and a badly run government. The Ayatollah rules overall and has the final say on international matters but domestically the President has to look after things. The main hope of Iranians is that the sanctions are lifted and that this will help the country and its people. International perceptions can wait for now as the priority is Iran and its people.
To add to the good feeling in Iran, the national football team has now qualified for the football World Cup in 2014. After beating South Korea 1-0 we are now in are first World Cup since 2006. Now the obvious question is: who can get me some tickets please? I would love to go to brazil to watch a game, as would millions of other people, but I deserve it so please help me.
So what will happen this time next week? England to win the ICC Cricket World Cup, something controversial on Big brother or a new recipe by Lord Saatchi?
See you soon: JUMP-OFF