Time flies

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Met up with an ex-colleague last night for some drinks and can’t believe it’s been over a year since she headed off to Australia. In fact it turned into a bit of a re-union with Kirsten, Lesley Lindsay and Lelly all showing up as well. Half of last night’s company used to work for “the…

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Cat … pigeons

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Well yesterday’s post certainly wound a few people up didn’t it. Anyone would think I did it on purpose (and yes I’m aware it’s easy to make those claims retrospectively). So here’s the thing. Do I REALLY buy into that model? Or should I be asking whether it’s the model that is the issue or…

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Congratulations

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Well it seems like my mate William has finally decided to do the decent thing and marry his lovely lady Fran. It was all done on the quiet so the first I heard was when he phoned me from Dundee this evening and asked if I’d heard the news. We’re both so happy for you…

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She did it!

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Just a quick note to say Congratulations to my sister-in-law Claire. She’s been studying hard all year and passed all of her exams to earn a place at University studying dietetics. To put it in a little perspective for the rest of you, she’s a single mum with four kids – she’ll hate me saying…

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Waxing

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I read an article on singer/songwriter Jimmy Webb on Saturday, in which he said: “Music, for me, has always been the medicine for some of the unpleasant things that happen in life,” he says. “And when we feel bad, we like to know that someone else understands where we’re at, that it’s not some isolated…

BANANAS!!

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Well apples actually… ohh ok Apple – the people who make all those lovely laptops, widescreen displays and the little white music boxes. I hate them you see. Every where I turn I seem to be reading more and more about their latest little white box (and boy, is it tasty). And now I really…

Red Rag

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Slept in this morning so had to rush to make the train, never the best start to the day. I’m then greeted, via the wonderful Metro newspaper (“the internet: printed” could be their slogan) with the news that Network Rail is set to pay executive bonuses despite those self same executives “forgetting about return journeys”…

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Oh Shush

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Eh? Yes I know I said I was cutting down on my caffeine. What? Yes it IS my third cup in the last hour. Hmm? Well I was awake until 2am, and I really REALLY need to get this work done, so if you don’t mind… Err.. I dunno… go check out the Bloggies or…

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Timely manic

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Arafat dies, smoking is banned, and we all stop for a minute to ponder the past. Then life whizzes onwards. Work wise the next three months are going to be nothing less than manic, and it’s quite possible that I’ll have to schedule a nervous breakdown sometime in February (that week away in January seems…

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Guinness Curry

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“Curry is just a stew really… right?” “And you can put Guinness in a stew…” “GUINNESS CURRY!!” Honest, we’re working REALLY hard today.

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Perfunctory

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So much to blog about, so little motivation. Olympics, music, etiquette, photography… the list grows, overwhelming the desire. Of course it could be because I’ve just finished a portion of shredded chilli beef and boiled rice, in what the new(ish) Thursday ritual of a Chinese takeaway for lunch. Now, would anyone REALLY notice if I…

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Scam?

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So, how can you find out if a website is scamming you? I WAS going to order some replica Air Jordan V’s from Old School Sneaks but I’m a bit dubious to be honest. There are a few other sites selling similar stuff which have been outed as scam sites, but I see no mention…

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Thank f… goodness

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Oh, R-o-ob, The Bad Words Won’t Go Away: “The f-adjective is now one of many intensifiers in English, like ‘extremely,’ with a flavor surely pungent but barely sexual” I admit that I, all too readily, use the f-adjective too much (one of my silent New Year resolutions is to swear less often) and people rightly…

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Journaling

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Been a busy old week. Tuesday night played basketball and met C in the pub (arranging to visit his offices in a couple of weeks). Wednesday night went out for dinner to the Cricklewood in Bothwell with some friends – plenty of funny stories that won’t be funny to anyone else. Thursday night, played 5-a-side,…

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Note(s) to self

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Which books are you going to take on holiday?Do you REALLY want to publish pictures of yourself from the 70s night on Saturday?You really must get the bathroom finished.

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