DIY Time?

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Hellooooo Oooo ooo Blimey, isn’t the house big when you take down all the tat Christmas decorations. As ever, with the house returned to a semblance of order (ohh I do like a bit of order) thoughts turn to DIY. Namely the funny patches of paint just inside the living room door where we’ve daubed…

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…

Harissa Paste

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Picture the scene, if you will, of a dashing and debonair young man, slim of body with flowing locks of blonde hair framing his sculptured face as he lounges gracefully on a chaise lounge. Soft music plays in the background, whilst the delicate fragrances of dinner waft from the kitchen. A tranquil scene I’m sure…

Because it's all that's in my head

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Don’t hate me. Please. I don’t do this kind of thing on purpose. Honest I don’t. But it does seem to follow a pattern, doesn’t it. Ohh wait, you don’t know what I’m talking about yet, do you. Let’s start over. Don’t hate me. Please. But I’m really REALLY busy and just want to jot…

Decisions

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My life has been littered with decisions over the past week or so. None particularly major but each crucial in a small way. The decision with the biggest impact is definitely whether I should pay the electricity bill, or purchase the Mac OSX upgrade. OK, not really a decision… (yes I’ll pay the bill… meh)….

Change versus Routine

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As I’ve mentioned before, I enjoy change. I think most people do, as the dull and predictable, staid and static life soons becomes a ditch-water dull drag. On the other hand, there is something to be said for routine. The familiar lends itself to easy comfort. At the moment I’m trying to balance the two,…

Am I back?

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Or is I front? Looks like a small blip on the server this morning, so if you were rendered aghast at the rather unsightly WordPress error page you received this morning (must do something about that), fear not. I is still here. Prostitutes are in the news, and for all the wrong reasons. In saying…

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*sticks two chips up nose*

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I’m going slightly mad, I’m one card short of a full deck, I’m not quite the shilling, One wave short of a shipwreck, I’m not at my usual top billing, I’m coming down with a fever, I’m really out to sea, This kettle is boiling over, I think I’m a banana tree … There is…

The one where I'm old

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“We won’t become those old people who can’t stand kids and are always shouting at them, will we?” I said I didn’t think so, as we do like kids, it’s just the ones that run around, scream, shout, wail and generally cause minor chaos in shops that annoy. I long to give them a clip…

Too much in my head

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Blimey, ever get one of those weeks when, all of a sudden, EVERYTHING starts to happen? Now so of the following I knew was coming up, but the majority of it has kinda snuck up on me. At work we are counting to down to a minor release, hoping to get everything done for the…

Excuses

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There will be no blogging this weekend because: My best mate is in town tonight and tomorrow, that means a lot of beer Going straight to the pub from work tonight Out most of day tomorrow – beer, Revenge of the Sith, food, more beer Sunday and (hangover permitting) either out in garden (weather permitting),…

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Sporting

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I watch and follow a lot of sport, in fact there are few sports I don’t watch – horse racing being the main one (I just typed “house racing” which could be an interesting DIY show…). I prefer basketball to football, football to rugby, and everything else falls in line after that. I play 5-a-side…

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WHOOOOOSSSHHHH

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“Believe it or not, that is the sound of an invasion, yes, that is the sound created by…” (Sorry that track started playing just as I was typing this – can you name it? – now, where was I?) Ohh yes. That is the sound of your weekend as it zips past. Yesterday’s DIY orgasms…

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DIYItems on list: 10Items completed so far: 7 (plus a couple of extras) So for once, I’m almost ahead. I’m off the rest of the week and should finish up my to-do list tomorrow. This is unheard of in my chequered DIY history. So far no catastrophes, and I’ve only sworn once. AND I’ve managed…

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As Bing once sang…(or was it Frank??)“Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…..” The JavaScript Source: BG Effects: Snow is where I got the falling snowflakes from, although I did modify the sample image a little… I’m cream-crackered. I’m off work this week but been busy at home doing some much needed DIY…

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