Punchy

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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

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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…

Wrong

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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…

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Meant to say

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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…

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Dammit

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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…

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Diet

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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…

Catching Up

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(The following are not in any specific order, too much alcohol still in my system to be able to follow anything resembling order….) Stuart has gone all Scandinavian on us (check those dates). Vaughan posted on Christmas Day and is looking for human contact, or maybe he’s happy talking to his plants. Mike’s Christmas card…

Sales = bad

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Just spent a shitload of money on Christmas? Then why not venture out for a ‘bargain’ in the Sales! (Note they are no longer the ‘New Year Sales’ when did that change?) We ventured out into the Sales. To Braehead (shopping centre outside Glasgow). If I say it was fucking mobbed will you catch my…

Rein

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Deer. This reminds me of a similar sighting we made one night driving home. About 2 years ago, mid winter, snow on the ground and we were making our way home on Christmas Day (well Boxing Day actually as it was about 2 a.m.). We’d just come off the motorway and were heading for Bothwell…

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Christmas

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Too much food. The right amount of booze – a relaxed Christmas Day. Saw my Gran today, it’s amazing how many years a walking stick adds. She never looked like a ‘granny’ before.