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That Was The Year That Was [Well 49 Weeks Of It Anyway]

Three weeks until 2019 shakes me warmly by the hand and, I very much hope, promises to treat me way better than 2018 has treated me. Most of this year I’ve been drowning, not waving, and it’s not easy to … Continue reading

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Doctor And The Medics

Another day, another national health service waiting room. I’m very early, on purpose, for my appointment with my GP. I say ‘my’ GP but since last year when the doctor I’d been registered with moved to a different surgery I … Continue reading

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Your Majesty Is Like A Stream Of Bat’s Piss

There is only one thing in the world worse than sleeping all the time and that is not sleeping all the time. And vice versa. And Verso books. Fachache slowly fades into a background noise of pain that registers less … Continue reading

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Scrunge!

I feel weary and wanky. No, you disgusting pervert, I’m not weary from wanking. I only wank on the sixth Sunday of every thirteenth month. What an assumption to make. I’m an old person, you know. I don’t even have … Continue reading

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Danger Will Robinson’s Barley Water

Cease and desist. Cancel everything. Ban all outdoor clothes. Just say no to being out of bed. Or, to put it another way, fuck off Saturday. The creeping fatigue and feebleness that has threatened to engulf me all week has … Continue reading

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It’s A Tiny, Tiny World

I’ve had to recognise micro-successes today. Getting to Sidwell Street to have coffee with Si is the biggest of my successes. I’d hoped it would be the foundation of a day of much more activity but it was the peak. … Continue reading

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Your Inside Is Out When Your Outside Is In

You’ve been outside before, haven’t you? It’s made of cold and grizzle. Not grizzly – I don’t live in Northern America – but grizzle which is a peculiar blend of grumpy and drizzle which ensures that human and environment are … Continue reading

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