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New ways to feel old

February 7th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Life

There was another of life’s little milestones today.  It is one thing when your own children hit eighteen, that is bad enough, but when your little sister’s kids  reach eighteen…  A much bigger milestone for my niece Annie though.  We went back to Essex for her 18th birthday party tonight.  It was a good family […]

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The headache diaries

January 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off on The headache diaries · Life

Yesterday Jayne went into Crawley hospital to have some brain scans, basically to see if there is anything to worry about with the headaches she has been getting.  She came back with something called a headache diary where you have to write down every headache you get and give it marks out of ten for […]

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Best day of the year

December 30th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Life

Yesterday was my favourite day of the year, one that I always look forward to.  It does not always fall on the same date, but is normally a few days after December 25th.  The timing depends on when the Northern sister can get time off work.  It is the day we go up to Essex […]

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And then there were three…

December 5th, 2009 · Comments Off on And then there were three… · Life

Frankie and his fiancee have found a house to rent privately, and Charlie has moved in with them to help with the rent and fill the place up.  Its good for them to all be independent now, but this place is starting to feel empty now with only the girl at home.  Jayne isn’t taking […]

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Those little moments you live for

October 19th, 2009 · Comments Off on Those little moments you live for · Life

Last wednesday Chrystal passed her driving test.  By Friday she had found a little cheap runabout that she liked the look of so we went off to look at it.   During the drive there Jayne was driving and I was riding shotgun.  Chrystal was in the back where we couldn’t see her. I happened to […]

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Death of Autotune

October 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Life, Music, Technology

On his latest album, The Blueprint 3, Jay-Z has a track called Death of Autotune. Would that was true.  I have been at a party, in fact I should still be there but I have slipped off home for an hour or two.  The DJ has been playing a lot of modern music, which is […]

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Further on down the road

October 14th, 2009 · Comments Off on Further on down the road · Life

What a day!  Chrystal passed her driving test, at the first attempt.  Well… first attempt at the practical anyway: the theory took two bites.  The first one was close though – I encouraged the girl by telling her that the result was not a fail but that she nearly-passed.

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Big weekend

September 21st, 2009 · Comments Off on Big weekend · Life

It has been a big weekend, with two late nights.  On Saturday Jayne and I went to the middle of nowhere for a family wedding and then tonight I took Frankie up to London for some live comedy.

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Home alone

August 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment · Life

Right now I am rattling around the house on my own. Chas is still at work, Chrystal has gone out to a birthday barbecue and Jayne…  she is in Ireland at the moment, after which she will be going to Spain and France before returning home.  It is really strange.  Last week we had our […]

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Reasons to be cheerful – part 100

August 7th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Life

A few more photos from and thoughts about Tuesday’s big event – Auntie Ivy’s 100th birthday party. In retrospect I wish I had taken the day off rather than going straight from work, hitting the rush hour traffic and getting there an hour late.  Since my own commute is a mere five miles I underestimate […]

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