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Month: December 2016

Unwanted Gift, Unwanted Guest

After penning a narrative yesterday about my dad, who is a poorly chap at the minute, I was heartened to be the recipient of kind feedback, along with good wishes from family and […]

One Day More, Mally!

As I pen this narrative, I’m currently sitting at the Bexley oncology wing with my dad (Mally). My mum, who is also in attendance, reckons today is his penultimate radiotherapy session. Although I’m […]

My Bus Is Always Half Empty

I ventured by contemporary omnibus with my wife into Leeds city centre yesterday afternoon. In half empty bus through grit covered windows,  our journey encompassed sights of the salubrious and less salubrious suburban sights of our […]

The Consummate Cockney Salesman

Yesterday afternoon I met up for a beer with an old workmate I hadn’t seen for around three years. On rendezvousing in a pub at Leeds train station, it was immediately clear he’d lost none […]

Ding, Ding, Ding Went The Bell!

Navigating my automobile south on the M1 motorway this morning, I was kept company by agreeable seasonal entertainment provided by a local BBC station. Meaning as I headed towards my parents, I […]

They’re Just Wild About Harry

As we hurtle relentlessly towards ‘Christmas Day’, this morning’s winter sky exhibited a greyness akin to that John Major’s Prime Ministership in the 1990’s. Like the former Tory leader, the prevailing meteorological […]

MacMillan’s Magnanimity

Well this time next week the fat bloke dressed in red will have distributed his presents and now be troughing on a hearty five course Christmas dinner…….. But enough already about […]

It’ll Cost How Much?!

Yesterday afternoon, a family friend carried out maintenance work on my car’s wheel bearings. He’s a very amiable guy, however I’m not sure why he undertook this work as there was nothing wrong with the wheel bearings. Not […]

The Pull of Gravity

While opening door number 14 on the Strachan advent calendar this morning, something suddenly struck me……. The bloody holly wreath above the fireplace landed on my head! Thankfully it’s predominantly plastic so […]