Reading time: < 1 min 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 […]

Bye bye 2008

Reading time: 2 mins 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 […]


Reading time: < 1 min I wonder if I’ll manage to make 2009 a year of change? Takes a lot of willpower to change, but at some point I guess I need to bite the bullet and all that. In my head I’ve already resolved to take more photographs, having got a wide angle lens for my camera I really […]


Reading time: < 1 min 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 […]

Merry Christmas

Reading time: 3 mins 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 […]

There's only one more sleep…

Reading time: < 1 min It’s Christmas Eve. It’s 8.10am. I’m drinking strawberry milk, eating cherry cake and watching The Muppets Take Manhattan. The only thing that the previous items have in common is, somewhat obviously, me, so why am I mentioning them? Well, I can’t really control the fact that it’s Christmas Eve but as it’s the festive period […]