Category Archives: Books

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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I’ve finally seen Frozen

Until Christmas Day, I was probably the only person on Earth who hadn’t seen Frozen. And now I love that film as much as everyone else does. I especially love Olaf. As usual, I deliberately made too much bread sauce … Continue reading

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Doing a Leicester

When I was about 17 years old, I read Julian Barnes’ novel A History Of The World In 10 1/2 Chapters. In one of these chapters there is a fictional scenario in which Leicester City win the league title. And … 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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