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Month: December 2017

That’s Grand!

It’s Christmas Eve as I start this my 1000th and final blog. The end of my 1002 day literary odyssey that’s taken up around 3000 man hours of creative writing; in addition […]
That’s Grand!

Strachan Christmas Traditions

Yesterday, I had a conversation with an old acquaintance about Christmas gifts. It wasn’t a long conversation, moreover me asking him “Where the chuff’s my Christmas present?!” Knowing I was […]

Where It All Started

I’m now within three blogs of no longer penning these daily narratives. With this literary project coming to an end, today I’ve unearthed the first blog I wrote on 28th March 2015; the date I established my website garystrachan63.com. […]
Where It All Started

A Memorable Night On The Tiles

Scene – It’s Saturday 19th December 2015. In a north Leeds social club, two men over 40 (that’s years old, not pints downed) are stood with a crowd of around 100+ people awaiting a music […]

Don’t Panic!

On the 23rd December Panic Saturday will be upon us. A recent inclusion in the festive calendar, I have it on good authority it’s the moniker bestowed upon the last Saturday before […]

A Tall Story

For the second year on the trot, I witnessed a commendable performance from band Shed Seven during yesterday evening’s pre-Christmas gig at Leeds’ O2 Academy. When I say witnessed that […]
A Tall Story

The Return of the Seven

Later this evening, I’m headed out to watch the alternative rock band Shed Seven, who are performing at the Leeds O2 Academy. Hopefully, it’ll turn out to be as entertaining as last […]

Too Many Cooks?

I had an enlightening drive over to my sister’s in Cheshire this morning. This the result of my old lady (who I’ll call Maggie; mainly because that’s her name) embellishing me with […]
Too Many Cooks?

Gold, Frankenstein & Olly Murrs

Yesterday, I ventured on a short car trip to a local retail park. It was a frustrating journey, the type of which is never witnessed in the Utopian drives portrayed on car commercials. This was no […]