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Breathless

No, missus, this is not a phallic symbol, nor an artistic interpretation of the Northampton Lighthouse (which was actually a lift-testing tower). It’s a vaper. I’m now in the worst throes of chest problems that I’ve suffered for a good … Continue reading

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Of Cat Attacks & Rapper Tracks

Notwithstanding fog and heavy rain, I’ve been out this morning, paying a visit to the optician. Regular readers will know that a couple of weeks back, I broke my glasses. They proved beyond repair so this morning I went for … Continue reading

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Five Hours Of My Life And £15.00 In Taxi Fares I’ll Never Get Back

I started feeling manky about three o’clock yesterday afternoon. Light headed, shivery, excessively fatigued. I couldn’t work out what was wrong. I’ve just come to the end of a course of antibiotics to combat a chest infection, so it couldn’t … Continue reading

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They Say It Comes In Threes

I was having a good day yesterday. After the exhausting trip around Blackpool on Saturday, I slept really well, but I was still up early and hammering away at the keyboard (or chatting away into the microphone) by seven o’clock. … Continue reading

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It’s not that time again is it?

November 5th. Today is the day when we in Great Britain celebrate the anniversary of the last man to enter parliament with truly honourable intentions: Guy Fawkes. He was a bit of a berk, mind you. Apparently when he laid … Continue reading

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Cough, Cough, Ouch

It’s been a while, but yesterday I woke up in some considerable pain, which I recognised immediately as a chest infection, and I had to go dashing to see the doctor. I was right. I’ve had so many of them … Continue reading

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My Nano Approach

November is National Novel Writing Month, usually shortened to Nanowrimo, shortened even further (by me and many others) to Nano. The idea is you write a novel in one month – November. By ‘novel’ they mean 50,000 words. I don’t … Continue reading

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Worn Out But Worth It

I don’t sleep well most nights. It’s a combination of factors: diabetes, which tends to get me up two or three times a night to visit the bathroom, arthritis pain, which even with strong analgesics is impossible to subdue totally, … Continue reading

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Out

Today’s the day. Thursday comes round once a week. Releases in The Sanford 3rd Age Club Mystery series only come round once a flood and today just happens to be the day when a new one comes out. Yes, as … Continue reading

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Slow, Slow, Quick, Quick… Quick

Things are happening at breakneck speed. The trouble is, at my time of life, I’m no longer built for speed. To look at me now, short, fat (I’ve never been politically correct) permanently out of breath, you’d never believe I … Continue reading

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