STOP THE BUS!

It simply cannot be almost 2007. I refuse! Turn back the clocks, rewind the days, reset the weeks and recall the months. I DEMAND A RECOUNT! What a year it’s been. Good and bad. Mainly good. I WAS gonna do a list of lists type post but, frankly m’dears I cannae be arsed. I’ve been fighting a cold since Christmas Eve eve and have little enough energy as it is. And it’s much better to look forward at times like these. Forward to the new job, forward to the continuation of learned habits and regimes, forward to some resolutions I’ve already made but not as “New Year” resolutions (we don’t do those). Forward is where we are headed and where …

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I was a good boy

Blimey, the days just flash past at this time of year, don’t they. So, a quick recap before I head off to… er… lie on the couch or something… Christmas Eve was fairly relaxed. We finished packing bags, double-checked we had all the gifts we should, and settled down to watch the Muppets Christmas Carol. It’s a tradition that still manages to bring a warming tear to my cynical eye. Oh yes. Christmas Day was pretty damn good. Despite the fact my sore throat was blossoming into some rather disgustingly coloured phlegm, we ate like kings at my sister-in-laws house, even pausing between starter (prawn cocktail of course) and main course to chew on some Wild Hibiscus. Quite tasty. We …

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Questions Answered – Wrapup

Early in October of this year, I stole an idea and asked my readers to ask me a question. 14 questions and almost 12 weeks later I’m finished. In case you missed any of them, here are those answers in full: 4.56 AM or other similar times that should not exist, what to do when you find yourself there Mackerel: an intimate portrait Redesigns I have hated, and why The 15th Guinness, table top dancing, questionable headwear and other fun things to do at a blogmeet Time travel for bloggers Five Things The Scottish Could Learn From The English, and Five Things The English Could Learn From The Scottish If one life is all you get, then The ideal jogging …

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Have you been good?

Regardless of whether this is a religious or commercial day for you, I sincerely hope you spend it well. Whether you are in the company of family, friends or loved ones, I hope you are well. I the Christmas spirit is with you. Do take care of you and yours.   Merry Christmas Everyone!  

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Almost there…

The last items have been bought – why do we always end up with stuff to buy on Christmas Eve? – bags are packed and ready to be loaded into the car, and in a few minutes we will begin our traditional Christmas Eve evening. Dinner, a bottle of wine or two and the Muppet’s Christmas Carol movie. The last few days have been … well… emotional. My final day at McLaren was kinda sad, the Christmas night out was that funny mixture of almost delirious happiness with a huge undercurrent of melancholy. For a variety of reasons. Yesterday we visited my Gran, and it’s sad to think that, whilst she’ll be having Christmas dinner with her son and his …

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Questions Answered #14

In a desperate effort to gain some weird form of validation, I stole an idea for a blog post and begged my readers to ask me a question. And they did. The buggers. Now I have to answer them. Ally asks “‘Chips’ or ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’?” and, unbeknownest to her, doesn’t give me much to work with (what a great word “unbeknownest” is… must use it more often). Having seen less than one episode of CHiPs in my life (did I get the caps right there?) and several of Daisy Duke… er.. the Dukes of Hazzard there isn’t really any competition. I’m guessing this was down to scheduling times or something, with CHiPs possibly on at the same time …

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Questions Answered #13

In a desperate effort to gain some weird form of validation, I stole an idea for a blog post and begged my readers to ask me a question. And they did. The buggers. Now I have to answer them. My mate Keith sneaks in with a second question, “Daddy or Chips?” and because I specifically said ONE QUESTION each I refuse to answer it. Now if someone would just pass the vinegar… Ohh alright then. Daddy or Chips? What this really comes down to is my love of potato-based products versus the love I have for my father. So let’s break this down a little, one the one hand you have my Dad. He’s been my Dad for as long …

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And so, the end is near…

Today is my last day with my current employers. I’ve worked with this company for over 7 years and it’s gonna be sad to say goodbye to the rather wonderful people I work with (well, most of them…). By happy coincidence tonight we are having the company Christmas party. It’s in a nearby hotel, a room is booked for ‘after hours’, and if previous years are anything to go by it’ll be 5am at the earliest before I get home. I am determined to get drunk. But not THAT drunk, don’t want to go out on a low note now, do I. Do I? Mind you I think there is a rebellious side in all of us, a side which …

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Slip slidin' away

Blimey, where HAS this year gone? More specifically, what the hell happened to December? And more specifically still, why am I so busy over the next couple of weeks considering I finish work tomorrow! A brief pause then whilst I consider what I need to get done… and what I should’ve done already. First up the obvious stuff, Xmas wise, cards have been posted, presents are all bought and wrapped, cupboards are reasonably stocked with alcohol (to take to places and drink), biscuits and ‘stuff’ to have when people come to visit, and the Sky+ is programmed with.. well not much. It’s usually all dross at this time of year and I’d happily spend most of the coming weeks with …

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Five Things You Don't Know About Me meme

podz tagged me with this, trickier than it sounds: I don’t like it when plans change. I have snogged a man. I once lost a pair of boxers on a night out. I spend far too much time imagining how certain situations MIGHT pan out. I have an alter ego. Right, who’s next? Lemme see.. how about.. ohh you know what? Feel free to grab this one, I just don’t have the energy to try and pick people who might do it, as opposed to those who won’t. Too many of the latter, too few of the former! Remember people, blogging is supposed to be fun. Irreverent, silly, fun! Meme on!

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