Category Archives: christmas_2006

Generic 2006 seasonal-greetings post

Christmas has crept up on me this year, a surprise I was hoping I’d anticipated. But despite my best efforts I’ve left myself with too much to do before heading off to the in-laws early tomorrow morning. So now I … Continue reading

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Christmas-spine, mistletoe and wine

Over on Spineless Reviews, five great books from the site’s 2006 output. Go scour your local charity shops for your relatives’ presents now.

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A big old pile of lies

I have just finished folding and stapling sixty copies of A Pocketful of Lies. My hands are as dry as the paper I’ve been juggling for the past hour and a half. If anyone would like a copy of APoL, … Continue reading

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Make your own advent calendar, second year running

As I’m still stuck indoors with a cold—my head finally cleared last night, at a feverish dream’s stressful climax, but my lungs and sinuses still itch like blazes—I’ve been able to let my mind wander over all the bits and … Continue reading

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White Bread, Black Label

So some people are going on a pre-Christmas drink abstinence, and I applaud that. But personally, after having a mad family friend greet me this weekend with “oh, hello! Yev put on waight since uh last saw yer,” and with … Continue reading

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Long time coming

Two work colleagues have managed, despite both being on extended trips to east Asia with very little in the way of means with which to contact each other, to meet up and go climbing together. This contrasts rather starkly with … Continue reading

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Free booklet of short stories

As a prelude to the relaunch of short-story website Quiet little Lies (a relaunch which is long overdue), I’m distributing in print a seasonal special for 2006 called: An ideal Christmas gift, this handcrafted pamphlet has been lovingly assembled from … Continue reading

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