Karoke Queens

I’m looking at an empty copy of Notepad at the mo; waiting for the creative juices to kick in. Sometimes looking at a word processor is just too much. I don’t know about you, but it all seems too formal. A report for work, a letter to the ‘leccy board? No problem in Word or OpenOffice! But ask me to do something like this and…bbbzztt… disnae work. So, what’s been going off this week? Xmas Fuddle This week saw the last meeting for the Chams group. Rather than go for the traditional sarnies and mince pies, we went straight for the puddings. Why is it that all the bad things in life are so good? Can smack really be better […]

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A slight case of overshopping…

Hi everyone, How’s your week been? Not too stressful I hope. Shop, shop, shoppity-shop I had the day off today to get the rest of the Xmas shopping out of the way. My feet hurt (but more on that later). Besides the usual Christmas prezzies of chocolate, books and CDs, I had a wander around to find something more interesting for H. I got her a number of items which will (hopefully) bring a smile. Once I’d got H’s and Wee Man’s presents out of the way – and dropped them off at the car – I went back to see what else might be about. I bought some Lipfinity because my lippy just doesn’t last the night. A big thanks to the young lady in Boots who fielded all my questions. […]

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I’m walking on sunshine

Surprise Treat This weekend H and I popped into town to get some of the Christmas shopping out of the way. I don’t know about the rest of you, but when you both work full time, Xmas shopping can be a bit of a panic. Luckily, someone invented the Internet and it’s now a lot easier. Plus, if you don’t want to wait, it seems a lot of shops will let you reserver and pick up the goods when you drop in. Instant prezzies and very little queueing. Good stuff indeed. Once we’d got most of the presents out of the way, H stopped off to look at the shoes. She got some fabby new heels and some new tops. […]

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Flying visits

Hey kids! Say what time is it? Well, call me Paris Hilton* because this and next week is going to be shopping and (with luck) dancing. Okay, more Paris CrossRoads Motel. So sue me. 😛 Shopping On Thursday, I had a happy jaunt around a local retail park with some of the girls from the Nottingham group. I spotted a nice skirt in Next (but I didn’t try on) and some nice shoes in a store down the lanes. I’d forgottern how nice it is just to stroll about with out a care in the world. I wonder if I can wangle a day off work for some serious shopping? Dancing Next week is the group’s Xmas Do in Derby. […]

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Is it all just chemistry?

Hi everyone, Bit of a strange week this time around. Well, maybe not as strange as last week (!!) but odd none-the-less. Loss This week a work mate left for pastures new. We did the usual thing, had a whip round and went down the pub for a farewell drink. He’s headed off back down south and, if I’m honest, I miss his company. It’s odd, but sometimes as a guy you forge quite strong friendships with other men. I don’t know about the rest of you, but it doesn’t happen very often and when it does, it’s not pleasant. Chemistry As a bit of break from my usual literary diet of fantasy / science fiction, I thought I’d give […]

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