Monthly Archives: December 2012

The year ends with a twist

I write this gingerly, my wrist recovering from a bad sprain sprain acquired a week ago today. It was a mould-covered wooden bridge that took my bicycle tyres out from underneath me, tricking me into landing palms first. A trip … Continue reading

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… But growing UP isn’t so bad

I mentioned to friends on Friday that I was planning to have a few drinks, despite K. not being around. A work colleague pointed out that drinking on his own was always an excuse to indulge in tunes from his … Continue reading

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Don’t grow old, kids

Our elderly relatives – friends of the family really, but the closest friends any family ever had – have been ill on and off for the past couple of years now. Uncle B. had some kind of fluctuation in his … Continue reading

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Christmas made-up jokes, from 2011

We have a reusable advent calendar made of fabric, because we’re middle-class. Last year we filled it with jokes that K. and I wrote ourselves. They’re mostly of a standard you might find in a Christmas cracker, if the Christmas … Continue reading

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Richard Paterson’s intentional flamboyance is irresistible

I’m planning a whisky tasting evening at home this weekend, and I stumbled across a video of Richard Paterson, White & Mackay bigwig and whisky opinion-former. Look at him: look at his tie; look at his matching kerchief. Look at … Continue reading

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