“Right here, right now,
There is no other place I want to be.”

Hi there, New Year’s Eve and the blank page of new day and year will shortly be upon us…. Well, unless you’re reading this after the event. In which case, err, hello. 🙂 Psst, if you’re a time traveller, any chance of next month’s lottery numbers? 😛 So, Christmas has been and gone in a flurry of shredded paper and sweet wrappers. Honestly, I could be describing the inside of a hamster’s cage, rather than the big day at Jones Towers. Really, all went well and good fun was had by all. The nippers didn’t get up too early – too early being pre-8AM – and despite both being very excited the night before, they did manage a good night’s sleep […]

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“I got me a car, it seats about twenty,
So c’mon and bring your jukebox money!”

Hello dear reader, All ready for the big day? I mean, Christmas, of course, but if you’re planning something else cool, good luck with that one too. 🙂 Here at Chez Jones, after many a long night at the kitchen table, I think we are there in terms of having all the gifts wrapped. I did find one skulking at the back of my Lynn cupboard (!) for Little Miss, but luckily that was a nice easy one to wrap up. Unusually, the fridge isn’t groaning under the weight of enough food for ninety people. This time around we’ve tried a bit more planning – as way of a change! No, this time, we’ve pretty much got all that we […]

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“I’m gonna marry the night,
I won’t give up on my life,
I’m a warrior queen,
Live passionately tonight”

Hello again dear reader, Today’s post is live and direct from the top of my head. Nothing like winging it to give a completely unstructured and somewhat disjointed blog post. Mind you, I’m assuming you don’t come here for quality writing. 🙂 In the main, this week’s been kind to me… which makes for good news. I did have a bit of a grump earlier on, but in the big swing of things, you have to let some work stuff just go and move on. You can’t win them all. Sure, I guess you should aim to make things work, but equally, I’d say that at a certain point, you need to stop, rethink and if necessary, admit that some […]

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“Turn me around and take me back to the start,
I must be losing my mind,
I’ve seen it all a million times.”

Hi there, Blimey, it’s turned a tad chilly of late hasn’t it? Righto, that’s the obligatory English conversational invitation over with, shall we move on? 🙂 I think the warm November had softened me up a little. I certainly wasn’t ready to be sat on the wrong side of cold in the office today. Luckily we have an emergency heater that we keep stashed in the draw – just don’t tell Estates. Shhh. 🙂 Despite the lack of sunlight and cold, cold weather, I’m enjoying December. I think it’s the run up to Xmas and all that it entails. Despite being slightly less flush in the bank department than last year…. Well, that’s not strictly true. The Ever Lovely Mrs […]

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“Open up your eyes,
You can’t turn back the tide.”

Hi, Another weekly post eh? 😉 Funny, I had a collection of things I wanted to talk about, yet now, as I sit here typing, they’ve all scurried away to hide within the proverbial shadows. (Ed: temporal time distortion approaching team…. Yes, Lynn did write this bit earlier 😉 ) If I look to my right and out of the window, I can see rolling hills, the near empty branches of trees and some rather bushy connifers. The sun’s spilling out a warm golden light to the day and yet when I track up to the sky, it seems cold. Other than the exercise of description and a push to get me to actually type something, the above seems fairly indicative […]

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