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Thursday, December 31, 2009

7.14am... is that reasonable for new year's Eve? guilt at leaving the party... insane.



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Here we go... where's the rabbit hole?



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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

*sigh* hurt my back shifting coal. Am resigned to a day of drinking port, lying on the sofa...



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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Heading back to Lancaster...



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Monday, December 28, 2009

Just beat the family at trivial pursuit, it is a good feeling.



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Just failed to give money to ed alleyne-johnson on the mean streets of Chester.



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In Chester!



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Saturday, December 26, 2009

8 people for xmas dinner - lots of fun. Evening of drinking various types of gin - lots of fun. Cleaning the house this morning - not funny.



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Friday, December 25, 2009

Essentially, it boils down to this
Essentially, it boils down to this



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Elderflower champagne, gifts, pancakes... good start...



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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas... :)



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There is the very real possibility that I have peaked too soon... still, only pussies can't peak twice a night eh?



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Annoyed for no reason. Analyse. Ah yes, there appears to be a Barry Manilow concert on the radio.



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Off for beers at the Tivoli, morecambe...



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Sausage-less rolls!
Sausage-less rolls!



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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Right, I think it's about time to embark on a ten day bender.



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Sometimes lunch just isn't pretty...
Sometimes lunch just isn't pretty...



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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Snow!
Snow!



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Monday, December 21, 2009

Kids throwing snowballs at the window. I wouldn't mind but they're like ice and my windows are like paper :( Just shouted at them...



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Snow snow snow snow. Not often seen so heavily in old Lancaster :) The cats are less keen...



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Friday, December 18, 2009

4am is the new 2am.



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Ah, Friday night... mayhem or madness? I can't decide.



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Thai Aubergine curry and coffee for breakfast
Thai Aubergine curry and coffee for breakfast



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I have a day off. I love days off. I might even get out of bed at some point.



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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Attending the first twisted film club in ages.



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Lunch today is left over tagine
Lunch today is left over tagine



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Peace brought about by hot chocolate and a mince pie...
Peace brought about by hot chocolate and a mince pie...



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AAARGH, all our main websites are down :( Joy of joys.



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Wondering if it is close enough to Xmas to start my 10am port-drinking regime?



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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Mid-afternoon snack, cheese on toast with chipotle chilli sauce and smoked paprika
Mid-afternoon snack, cheese on toast with chipotle chilli sauce and smoked paprika



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Another mystery freezer lunch looms. I found a small pot of something brown. Some kind of sauce. Reheating before I decide on rice or pasta.



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Listening to Rage Against the Machine. Enlivening.



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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Word of the day: aulophobia - Abnormal fear of flutes.



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A jolly Xmas video for you all http://ping.fm/c9JmH (not completely work safe :)



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"Oh Thufir, I see they've installed your heart plug already.... Don't be angry. Everyone gets one here."



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Monday, December 14, 2009

Caller: Can I speak to Caroline please? Me: Sorry, you've got the wrong number (pause) oh, unless you mean my wife... she's called Caroline



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I simply do not understand one third of this country.



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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Challenging evening. Took hours to get home. Lost my hat. Needed hotel staff to turn my room lights on. *sigh*



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Friday, December 11, 2009

argh! Xmas horror!
argh! Xmas horror!



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At works Xmas party, God help me...



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Breakfast on the run!
Breakfast on the run!



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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Hampstead pub crawl, jolly good



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Hungry, tried and cold. Unprepared to travel to London later today. Wondering if I should visit Londis for chocolate milk and dirty crisps..



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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Oh yes, super hot chilli sauce ftw!
Oh yes, super hot chilli sauce ftw!



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Yik! yack
Yik! yack



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So hungry that I may have to get that butter pie out of the fridge and consume it immediately.



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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

If Mini cheddars are one third fat by weight and I just ate 100g of mini cheddars, the question is, how sick do I feel?



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Oh God, can I eat this Butter Pie? Feel quesy just looking at it!
Oh God, can I eat this Butter Pie? Feel quesy just looking at it!



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British Gas engineer is here, making tool-using noises in the bathroom, with the door closed. An occasional sigh.



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Umm, 51,366 unread emails...? http://ping.fm/Su4e2



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Saturday, December 05, 2009

Feel ill, about to go to the pub. *sigh*



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I have an alcohol hangover. How quaint.



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Friday, December 04, 2009

Beer in town, jolly good.



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Productive morning bottling my alcohol for Xmas... :)
Productive morning bottling my alcohol for Xmas... :)



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This is breakfast, it may make you feel slightly queasy...
This is breakfast, it may make you feel slightly queasy...



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Thursday, December 03, 2009

Burnt my black beans... :( Must remember to take more breaks...
Burnt my black beans... :( Must remember to take more breaks...



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Long weekend. I know, lucky.



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Mitchell's Brewery, Lancaster, is being demolished RIGHT NOW (9.30am), go down and help out, protest!



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Nothing like a minor emergency that needs to be resolved within 10 mins to start your day off, as you rub sleep from your eyes...



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Wednesday, December 02, 2009

I'm feeling all fingers and thumbs, I spill my tea, Oh silly me...



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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Culling people today. With the click of a button I eliminated 7,000 people earlier. I have another 11,000 lined up now. Ah the power...



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Just found a 'you weren't home' card downstairs from Royal Mail. I was! I was! I'm right here! Why not try actually knocking? Hmm?