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Facebook Farce

Image: Facebook So even if I wanted to close my Facebook account, now I can’t. And the rights to all the images I uploaded now belong to them, too? Can’t say I’m all that impressed with FB making the announcement … Continue reading

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Got To Stay Fighting Fit

Image: Max Talbot-Minkin Bit of a busy day today. The day job kept me on my toes but I got some editing work done on a couple of shorts I’ve written over lunch. I spent most of my evening catching … Continue reading

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Solid Snowy Sunday

Image: Melle Plante It took around 20 minutes from waking up to remember that I sold Stella yesterday, and that it is going to be published. It’s a great feeling, and today when I actually signed the contract, I felt … Continue reading

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Blogging Break Over

Image: BBC Online It’s not that I’ve been too busy to blog over the past few days, I’ve just had nothing to say. I didn’t see any reason in filling up these pages just to tell you something meaningless, so … Continue reading

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A Couple Of New Arrivals

Image: Dave Apple Laura and her pals never woke until later in the morning. Not surprising given the time they were up to last night. I eventually fell asleep around 1am, though it wasn’t easy. When I got up this … Continue reading

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Plane Remarkable

Image: Reuters/BBC I couldn’t believe my eyes this morning when I logged on to my PC, morning coffee in hand, to read that a US Airways plane had ditched into the Hudson River. The first I knew about it was … Continue reading

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All The Fun Of The Fair

Image: clspeace Murder is a thought not often contemplated by the sane and the civilised, but it crossed my mind today. This probably only serves to prove my theory, that if you had to work with some of the wallies … Continue reading

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Wee Bobby

Image: WordRidden Back in the swing today; no dodgy tummy, no feel crappy, although still not much of an appetite but I can live with that for now. And an early start meant high levels of creativity, particularly since I’ve … Continue reading

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Thinking – A Lot Of Thinking

Image: Wonderlane I didn’t sleep much last night, my stomach still turning over in spasm and gurgles. I tried to eat some bread and consume a cup of tea about an hour before putting out my light last night, but … Continue reading

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A Wider Horizon

Image: nxb I don’t have that much to say from this weekend, other than I wasn’t feeling myself and I’m not sure why. I’m not depressed or anything clinical, just pissed off with certain things, which when it happens, affects … Continue reading

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