Category Archives: Books

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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Glass, bottle – bottle, glass

I’m currently reading Always Leave Them Laughing, John Fisher’s biography of Tommy Cooper. It’s the book that the excellent drama about Cooper that was on ITV a few years ago (the one in which David Threlfall played him) was based … Continue reading

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Worst TV Sitcoms Ever

I’ve acquired a copy of Mark Lewisohn’s Radio Times Guide to TV Comedy, which has inspired me to decide once and for all what my favourite and least favourite television sitcoms are. I’ll start with the worst. In reverse order: … 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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Update on update on previous posts

In the blog post I posted on Monday, I announced that the subtitles on my TV hadn’t disappeared or frozen for ages. As Sod’s Law inevitably dictates, on Monday night my subtitles froze while I was watching an old episode … Continue reading

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Literature

I entered the Wolverhampton Literature Festival poetry competition with a poem about hemiplegia awareness. My poem addresses the issue of people, because of hemi symptoms , wrongly assuming I’m drunk / hungover / stoned – even though my GP and … 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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