Sunday 9th January 2011

It’s my Birthday today.  Big whoop … not.  There are so many reasons why I’m not cock-a-hoop, but most of them are not for this blog.  What I will say though, is that having a Birthday so soon after Christmas is not a lot of fun. Everyone’s fat and on a health kick, so aren’t […]

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Sunday 2nd January 2011

Just look at me.  No; don’t look … I’m too fat.  I cooked my last roast dinner and was finally able to emerge from the kitchen last night after 10 whole days of festive food preparation and consumption.  We eat and drink guilt-free over Christmas, then – when we realise we can’t get our clothes […]

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Thursday 23rd December 2010

It’s 4.00, and I’ve just sat down in my room to do this little Christmas blog.  I’m teetering on the verge of flu symptoms but am using all my powers of positive thinking to fight it, because if I’m sick, my family don’t get any food: simple as that! One year – about 13/14 years […]

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Sunday 19th December 2010

By the time I write next week’s blog (which will probably have to be on 27th), we’ll have had our presents and be feeling all fat and bloated.  I won’t – of course – as I never overeat and rarely touch a drop … Back in the real world though; I do actually only dare […]

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Sunday 12th December 2010

You know that lovely old rhyme “Thirty days hath September, April, June and all the rest; except November – which seems to have about Forty, and December – which seems to have about Eighteen” … yeah; that one. December seems to go twice as fast as the other months, doesn’t it?  At least I managed […]

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Sunday 5th December 2010

I’ve hardly been in my office this week.  It’s been a week of irksome tasks to be attended to, and I’ve felt a bit de-motivated too – which hasn’t helped. Christmas is a time when couples enjoy all those couple-y things, like decorating the tree together and going somewhere nice to do their Christmas shopping. […]

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Sunday 28th November 2010

I’ve been psyching myself up for a rant, but woke up this morning having completely forgotten what it was I was worked up about.  Hopefully it’ll come back to me as I ramble. I’m writing this on Friday morning as I’m off to Doncaster to visit family this weekend and won’t have time to do […]

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A Glasgow Flat White

Sunday 21st November 2010

Ok.  Are you impressed?  Here is a photo.  Ok; it’s not what you might have expected (especially as I’ve been in Glasgow for the BBC ‘Lip Service’ party and you might have expected to see photos of the actors who were there), but I think it’s time we started getting into the Christmas spirit, so […]

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Sunday 14th November 2010

Sunday.  Blog day.  Okay … I’ve received some useful feedback stating that I appear to lack confidence and seem to almost ‘apologise’ for my existence sometimes.  Yes.  It’s true.  A lot of the time I DO feel like that, so instead of starting my blog with something like “I don’t suppose anyone’s reading this but […]

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Sunday 7th November 2010

Gosh, it’s come round quickly.  Sunday already.  Are you meant to have writers’ block on a blog?  It was easier writing the book than doing this!  Probably because I haven’t done anything except sit in my office tapping away all week, so don’t have any news.  Wow.  I need to get out more! I didn’t […]

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