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 […]

Cold mornings ahead

Reading time: 2 mins A thin layer of white renders the land a frosty glitter. Warm breath floats into the black above. One by one the neighbours emerge from their warmth, and the ritual begins. Engines chug, fans blow, and slowly the ices drips away. I love such mornings, with the crisp air pinching your cheeks, seeking out the […]


Reading time: < 1 min There is something wrong about being in work this close to Christmas. It’s the first time in about 5 years I’ve done it and it’s just not right. Mind you, there is a perverse pleasure to be gained watching people scurry about at lunchtime, panic etched on their faces, consulting hastily scrawled lists or mobile […]

Meant to say

Reading time: < 1 min Apologies for it being a little slow around here, I may also be missing from your comments boxes for the next few days, because: (Side) Project X is finishing up – cue last minute rush (no link as it’s a secret.. sshhhhh) Heating is slowly giving up the ghost again, radiators getting colder in proportion […]


Reading time: < 1 min Vaughan has stolen my thunder. I was going to do something for the 12 days of Christmas. I could be childish and point out that the 12 days of Christmas start on Christmas Day but as I don’t actually have anything planned for then either … well I’ll just keep quiet. Ohh and the first […]


Reading time: 2 mins We held a diet contest in my workplace last year. I won it. Lost almost two stones (28lbs) in 10 weeks. I did it healthily, started going to the gym, ate sensible, healthy foods. I felt good about myself, looked better, and enjoyed (in that embarassed way we Brits manage so well) the compliments. I’ve […]