Category Archives: Birthday

My 46th birthday

I saw the new year in watching the Jools Holland hootenanny on BBC2 – in which Rick Astley did his version of Ain’t Too Proud To Beg as well as reiterating his famous list of things he’s never gonna do, … Continue reading

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Christmas 2019

The run-up to this Christmas was dominated by two things: 1. An election which a racist haystack won by a landslide. 2. A fuse having put my cooker out of action, so I was cooking using my George Foreman grill … Continue reading

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Christmas, birthday and Star Wars

I had delicious beetroot bake for Christmas dinner. For presents I got Tim Marshall’s book about football chants Dirty Northern B*stards / Soft Southern B*stards, lemonade-scented shower gel and £15. I’m still reading John Fisher’s biography of Tommy Cooper (which … Continue reading

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Christmas and my 44th

I got lovely presents for Christmas – salted caramels with edible glitter, two books (Gervase Phinn’s The Other Side Of The Dale and the Alan Partridge book I, Partridge) and £30. I had a trio-of-mushrooms parcel for Xmas dinner, with … Continue reading

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My 43rd birthday

So 2016 is finally over. The positives from the screwed-up year: I discovered that my Game Boy and all my games for it are still working, Thistle Weir Ladies (Partick Thistle’s women’s team, for those not familiar with them) won … Continue reading

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My 42nd birthday

I saw the new year / my 42nd birthday in watching Old Grey Whistle Test: 70s Gold on Yesterday. For my birthday I got an interesting-looking book – H Is For Hawk by Helen Macdonald – plus money and chocolate. … Continue reading

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Christmas 2015

For Christmas I got Ian McMillan’s book Neither Nowt Nor Summat, Volume 13 of Doctor Who: The Complete History – about the making of The Mind Robber (my favourite Who story ever), The Invasion and The Krotons – plus money … Continue reading

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