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Archive for May 19th, 2017

Succumbing To Those Sad Eyes

We have a canine guest for a day or two. The dog in question is young Sophie the Cavalier King Charles spaniel, copper of hue and sad of eye. She is currently covering half of the sofa like Lady Avashight, sleeping off her recent walk around this suburb of Leeds. As I manfully attempt to focus while penning this narrative, my concentration levels are diminishing due to our furry visitors snoring, along with my wife’s cacophonous phone call. I’m not […]

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Scales of Injustice

In recent weeks I’ve been attempting to lose weight and up my fitness levels. The main driver behind this lifestyle choice being concerns over recent feelings of slovenliness and lethargy. I was also prompted into action after being labelled a ‘right lard arse’ by a rotund woman of our parish. As an actress/singer with a less than a svelte figure herself, she has thus far avoided any weight-loss program. This resultant from fear that losing her portly shape would rob her […]

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