“I’ll rip it up to shreds and let it go.”

Hi, How was Christmas? I hope it went well and if you were with family, that it wasn’t too much of a trauma. 🙂 Things went well here and the planning over early Xmas shopping – not to mention the speedy wrapping – all paid off. The Ever Lovely Mrs Jones did rather well, by her own admission, not mine. Wee Man was all made up over the amount of Lego he got and Little Miss? She was happy playing with her toys too. Throw grandparents into the mix and a good meal and really, I think we did pretty well. On the present front, Mrs J surprised me with some early gifts. “You’ll have to open these on Xmas […]

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“If only for today, I am unafraid…”

Hi folks, Only a few more hours until the big day eh? Excited yet? Panicking over those last minute gifts or reading up on tomorrow’s massive cook-a-thon? That was ‘cook’ by the way and nothing rude, but lets move on eh? :-)I’d like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and I hope that 2011 is kind to your and yours. If Christmas isn’t your bag – socially or religiously – then happy holidays if nothing else 🙂 The presents are all wrapped and stashed. The TARDIS like fridge freezer is packed with goodies, ready to be baked & primped as the hordes descend tomorrow. I’ve had a large G & T  (Ed: hic), so it’s time to finish off […]

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“And you will be so happy to know,
I’ve come alone, it’s over.”

Hi, I’m a bit stumped on how to start this post. Not through any requirement to put out a massively important message, I guess it’s just breaking in the white space. Did you ever get that feeling when you got a new exercise book at school? That first sheet was somehow sacred because it was unmarked and full of what might be. Then again, I may just be being a bit of a mentalist. 😉 Anyway, let’s start with some good news shall we? As way of a change 😉 Whatever synergy it was that’s sent the old Black Dog on holiday has kept working its mojo. I’ve felt… well, just kinda normal over the last few weeks. Okay, as […]

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“Look at you now, look at you then, see how you will be”

Howdy, Hi everyone out there in t’interweb land. All sorted for Xmas yet? I braved the shops the other day (with assistance from Little Miss – who slept through it – bless!) and got a few more gifts for all and sundry. I was amused to hear Radiohead’s No Alarms being played in one of the shopping malls. It’s a great track and makes a change from the usual Xmas numbers they wheel out every year. Clearly, if you want to retire in a good Rock & Roll home, right a popular Christmas track! With our new arrival I do find myself thinking more about the future. Or rather, the kids’ future. What will the world be like when they […]

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All systems go

The Christmas fun and games are just about over. We’ve just about managed to cram the paper and boxes into the recyling bin. I woke up this morning to the industrial groaning of the bin lorry. I wonder if bin men get danger money for Christmas? 🙂 P. went out with her friend K. yesterday evening. I’d completely forgottern about it – and, bless her – she says laughing, “I’ll be back after 9.30 at the earliest – so have fun” and she gave the trunk in the spare room a kick. “Just make sure you get your eyeliner off this time!” That was a very welcome Xmas surprise and one I took complete advantage of! Unusally for me, I […]

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