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Lock, Stock and Twelve Smoking Thursdays

This is the twelfth Thursday of lockdown. Count them. You can use your toes if necessary. Sure, I’ll wait… …see, twelve of the buggers. How in hell have I crawled through so many weeks in isolation? By inventing a completely … Continue reading

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The Life of Birds

After days and days of very warm sunshine the weather has turned more grey, less warm. Yesterday it rained which gardeners up and down the land will no doubt be grateful for but the rain, coupled with the fact that … Continue reading

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Oh No, Not Again

Looking up from having been looking down, I notice that Thursday is lumbering towards a conclusion. I grin, but a thin-lipped sort of grin that I reserve for moments when I might as well have just realised one of my … Continue reading

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In Two Hundred Millimetres, Turn Left

Oh hello, you caught me right in the middle of the absolutely nothing I’ve been doing for nine weeks. I’ll just wash my hands. And burn my clothes. And hide any SatNav evidence I may have been to visit Dominic … Continue reading

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Understood, José

If you wanna break eggs you got to make an omelette. Those are the rules I just invented. Well, the single rule. It might be different if you’re married or in a relationship but that’s the single rule. I broke … Continue reading

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Leg End

I’ve had an advance preview of the weekend and I must say it’s looking really good for all those who like being at home and eating eggy bread while staring at their socks. But wait, what’s this? I haven’t got … Continue reading

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Brain The Size of a Planet (Harris)

If you like your Fridays stupid then you’re in luck. This one is the stupidest Friday since the last stupid Friday. It’s no good at algebra, hasn’t read any books, thinks Michelangelo painted the Sixteenth Chapel and eats its breakfast … Continue reading

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Prisoner of Forever

Tiredness, it’s the new energetic. I prefer being tired when I can point to specific activities which might have brought it on but for the last two days I’ve simply felt weak and wobbly, slow and sleepy. Yesterday was better … Continue reading

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So, Crates

It is a very human trait to find tasks to focus on in order to stave off the possibility of sinking into despair. Well, it is of course also human to feel emotions like despair but when we fear such … Continue reading

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Makey Musics

The weekend’s creative flavours included making music for the first time in months. Recorded variety, anyway – I’ve done a lot of guitar noodling and a few YouTube things during lockdown. The album I’ve been working on since late 2016 … Continue reading

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