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January 2024

February 1st, 2024 · No Comments · Life

I know its not just me that feels like January lasted for ever. Everybody was joking about it on Twitter so much that it became a cliche, but it really did seem to drag on. Obviously it has been miserable and cold, but its winter, and although we had a little bit of snow it […]

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Time and a Word

January 21st, 2024 · No Comments · Life

There are a few words that keep cropping up in online conversations and commentary on social media, and newspaper comment pieces, that are not new words, but which seem to appear a lot more than they used to. In fact, I reckon that these words were very rare about ten years ago. It is only […]

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2023 – Ghosts Again

January 6th, 2024 · Comments Off on 2023 – Ghosts Again · Life, Music

As a born and bred Essex boy from Basildon, its amazing that I have got this far into my lifetime playlist without putting a Depeche Mode track on it. South-East Essex has been represented by Doctor Feelgood and Yazoo already, but it has taken this long for our biggest export to get included.

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December 2023

January 4th, 2024 · Comments Off on December 2023 · Life

December is a funny old month. It can just slip by as you focus on getting this crappy year over and hope than the next one will be better somehow. Towards the end of the month a lot of people, especially those with children, knock of for Christmas a week early, making work difficult because […]

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A year of reading

December 29th, 2023 · Comments Off on A year of reading · Life

At the beginning of 2023 I set myself a target to read 100 books in the year and, somehow, I have over-achieved by 20%, having read 120 as of today. Its a good place to stop because it makes the maths really easy to work out: an average of 10 books per month. I guess […]

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Putting the special into xmas special

December 25th, 2023 · Comments Off on Putting the special into xmas special · Life

This evening I finally got round to watching the Brassic xmas special that my Tivo had recorded earlier in the week. What a masterpiece. Mind you, I personally think that Brassic is consistently good, so the main special-ness of this one is that it is 90 minutes rather than 60 minutes long. If you have […]

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Fish out of water

December 23rd, 2023 · Comments Off on Fish out of water · Life

I walked into town today to try and do some xmas shopping. Failed miserably of course. As soon as I go into a shop I am paralysed by uncertainty, like the proverbial rabbit in the headlights. Not all shops. I am fine in a bookshop, or a record shop, or somewhere selling computers or hi-fi. […]

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Grumpy Old Man Alert

December 12th, 2023 · Comments Off on Grumpy Old Man Alert · Life

I’m going to resist complaining about Christmas. I don’t like it, and don’t like anything about it, with the exception of mince pies and that Mariah Carey song. As a misanthropic atheist I find it all very tedious, depressing and stressful, but then you can’t get much more tedious than people complaining about Christmas, so […]

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November 2023

December 11th, 2023 · Comments Off on November 2023 · Life

Where did November go? It seems like a few days ago it was October and still a couple of months left in the year and all of a sudden its December and life is dominated by mince pies and sellotape. Work got a bit busy so I ended up with a few late evenings running […]

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October 2023

November 9th, 2023 · Comments Off on October 2023 · Life

What a depressing month. I’m sure it did not rain all day, every day, but it really felt like that. It was certainly wet and miserable whenever it was a weekend so I didn’t get to go out on the bike at all, except for one short local ride just to make sure the battery […]

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