The year is drawing to a close, the house is tidied, the bins are empty, just my grotty self to clean and polish. As is now tradition we’ll head down to spend New Year with friends. We’ll drink, drink, eat, play games, drink, laugh, drink, and finally give up and call it a night/morning. If…Continue reading Hogmanay

Bye bye 2008

Almost the end of the year. I should post about all the things that have happened. But I won’t. Can’t. Will not, regardless. I could recap the books I’ve read. But I won’t. Maybe list the new bands and albums I discovered? Nope, won’t do that either. Or perhaps just relive the best of the…Continue reading Bye bye 2008


Boxing Day. Named because of… er… the empty boxes of … stuff.. or something. I dunno. I’ve eaten too much, drank… enough, and now that we are back home I’m nicely chilled out and ready for a curry and a movie. I’ve even put my new slippers on. Christmas Day was a good one, good…Continue reading Punchy

Merry Christmas

Afrikaans: Geseënde Kersfees Afrikander: Een Plesierige Kerfees African/ Eritrean/ Tigrinja: Rehus-Beal-Ledeats Albanian:Gezur Krislinjden Arabic: Milad Majid Argentine: Feliz Navidad Armenian: Shenoraavor Nor Dari yev Pari Gaghand Azeri: Tezze Iliniz Yahsi Olsun Bahasa Malaysia: Selamat Hari Natal Basque: Zorionak eta Urte Berri On! Bengali: Shuvo Naba Barsha Bohemian: Vesele Vanoce Bosnian: (BOSANSKI) Cestit Bozic i Sretna…Continue reading Merry Christmas

Good company

As Christmas approaches I slowly start to get into the spirit of things, literally and figuratively, with the start of the usual round of nights out, last minute shopping, and the frantic wrapping of that present that I bought back in August but completely forgot about and only discovered when I tried to hide a…Continue reading Good company

Once upon a story

I’m boring myself with this blog now. Not the act of writing posts for it but the act of writing posts ABOUT it. So I’ll stop. Thanks for the thoughts and comments though. You really DID help. Yes. You. I’ve been trawling through some draft post ideas, scribbles and ill conceived stories and figured that,…Continue reading Once upon a story