Monthly Archives: December 2016

2016 Goals – How it went

Time for the recap of my 2016. The current opinion is that (unless you are Donald Trump or Nigel Farrage) 2016 has not been a good year for the world. Honestly, I think that there have been worse years and … Continue reading

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The Night Before Christmas

If you’ve been around for a couple of years, you’ll know that this goes up on Christmas Eve. I’ll add my wishes for a happy Christmas to all the boys and girls from Satchmo..

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Friday Links

Happy Friday! and Happy Christmas Eve Eve! I’m so glad to finally get to Christmas and a couple of days off work and routine! There probably won’t be links next week, unless something else truly dreadful happens, so I’m going … Continue reading

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Ginvent Pop Up

Every year for the last 5 the Gin Foundry has put together a ginvent calendar. 24 different gins to taste from the 1st to the 24th December. It’s a marvellous idea, one year I’m going to get one for December. … Continue reading

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Food and Budget Update: 10/12 to 16/12/2016

This is the penultimate food and budget update for the year, I’m not going to monitor the last week of the year which includes Christmas because rules relax for Christmas! SHOPPING Shopping was mostly all done at Lidl with a … Continue reading

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Life Happened:

I’m feeling that the Monday posts are dull, less ‘Life Happened’ than, life is exactly the same every week and Nic has another cold. Last week wasn’t all that different. I got up, I went to work, I focused on … Continue reading

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Sunday Music: What Christmas Means to Me

Stevie Wonder – What Christmas Means to Me Even Christmas needs some Stevie!

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Friday Links

Happy Friday. I am so pleased to see the back of this endless slog of a week! Here are this week’s links… In this week’s ‘Oh sweet baby Jesus, what has he done now?’ segment What happens when Trump attacks … Continue reading

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Gifts of Christmas Past

Having established that I’m not really prepared for Christmas, I spent some time last night thinking about presents and what to get for who and how much baking I’m going to do. I’ve made mincemeat so there will be mince … Continue reading

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The usual state of complete unpreparedness

Christmas Day is in 11 days time. I have bought 2 presents. This is not unusual, while I love Christmas, I’m really bad about being in the Christmas Spirit. I think it’s because it starts too damn early. I read … Continue reading

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