Still busy

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I know it’s still October (just) but I just wanted to say that I’m looking forward to Christmas this year, largely because it’ll be a holiday. The sale of the house is complete, debts have been paid off, and all that is left for me is to change the address on my driver’s license, join…

Santa is on his way

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So, go on then, which list are you on? Naughty or Nice? Naughty for me, without doubt, and frankly I wouldn’t have it any other way. Those “Nice” kids have no fun whatsoever, life is too short. I can’t believe it’s Christmas Eve already, but then as my sleeping patterns are all fucked up as…

There's only one more sleep…

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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…

Good company

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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…

The festive period

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December the 24th is Christmas Eve. I mention this not as a startling revelation but because it’s the first of eleven days that I have off work. So if I discount the 25th and 26th of December, as well as the 1st of January as I’m Scottish and by law we are not allowed to…

The Calendar Lies

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I always forget how much I enjoy winter. Not all of it, I could happily live without seeing a pile of dirty, melting slush, but I do enjoy those crisp, clear mornings which still seem eerie and magical, a light dusting of ice, sprinkled over the land, glittering in the glow of sunrise. We were…

12 days after?

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Apparently decorations are supposed to stay up until 12 days after Christmas. Balls to that, this site will revert to a more subdued hue tomorrow. Similarly we’ve taken down our decorations. Back to the grind it seems. But not before repairing the broken garden fence which we received as a new year present (at about…

STOP THE BUS!

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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…

Almost there…

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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…

Slip slidin' away

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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…

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Materials

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We have a lot of stuff in our house. A lot of stuff we don’t need, don’t use and if we are honest, we never needed in the first place. When we lived down south my salary took a large hike, and despite losing my job at Dr. Solomon’s I managed to receive a nice…

Slouching

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OK, so the Christmas party was quite good. Admittedly that MAY have had something to do with the tequila. The meal was OK, the band were excellent, and I was “shakin my thang” with the best of them. Spent most of the evening dancing with lovely ladies who, thankfully, know what I’m like so I…

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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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Christmas Eve

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The calm before the storm? It’s Christmas Eve and we’re in that funny period between the build-up and the day itself. Quiet anticipation. Friday night, Xmas lunch at work, wine, beer, dancing… top night! Mind you it always ends the same way… kinda flat. Still managed to get some exclusive gossip, but won’t be able…