Monthly Archives: December 2010

time out

It’s a bit of a messy time of the year, the bits between Solstice, Christmas and the New Year. The fridge is full of opportunistically-bought reduced-price stuff, including a large piece of steak that I thought “well, it’s a shame … Continue reading

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solid gone Gonk

Young K has been dyeing her hair and cultivating a fringe. We rarely manage to establish eye contact these days. “You look like a Gonk,” I said. ” What’s a Gonk?” Sometimes, I feel very old. I felt even older … Continue reading

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silent Christmas

  Christmas is hard to ignore, as I realised long ago when I tried to ignore it and ended up depressed. And it can be quite a lonely time, if you let it. I was determined not to let it. … Continue reading

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into gear for the Solstice

here’s one I prepared earlier I was up on the roof bright and early to see what I could see of the lunar eclipse. Zilch. There was a faint glow behind the clouds where the full moon was. The robins … Continue reading

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hardy her hair

Shout Out on BCfm were featuring ‘coming out’ stories this week, so I sent something in, and, since it involves haircuts (or fear of involuntary haircuts) and my friend Jenny has been talking about hair-related stuff over on her blog, … Continue reading

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The car exhaust started making a wheezy noise the other day. A few miles later (I’ve been bimbling around Bristol getting stuff for picture framing) it started sounding a bit like a doodlebug. You can hear what a doodlebug sounds … Continue reading

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Shout Out

…is the LGBT slot on BCfm, the community radio station in Bristol. I was down there on Thursday evening, talking with Jayne Chard about Becoming Drusilla and other stuff. Which included me miming an egret. Funny how these things work … Continue reading

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The Curious Crow (continued)

On Tuesday we had the launch party for The Case Of The Curious Crow at Bristol Zoo. It was a good evening, and was nicely described here. Some people expressed an interest in prints of my illustrations. So, as I’ve … Continue reading

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Mikki does it again

Good news from Johore Bahru in Malaysia, where Mikki Nicholson came second in the Causeway Scrabble Championship. Well, not good news that she didn’t come first, but you know. Panupol Sujjayakorn did that. And it was a good result for … Continue reading

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