Monthly Archives: December 2011

Back in the swing

Well that’s Christmas over for another year! It’s weird, being back at work this week. We always do but hardly anyone we need to get hold of is, plus there’s no one in but editorial so instead of between 22 and 25 … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve

‘Twas the day before Christmas and a certain reporter Was thinking she may have drunk more than she oughter Her jeans were hung by the chimney with care – She had no idea how they came to be there. In her … Continue reading

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The ghost of Christmas presents

Woop, one more day of work! Granted, I’m back again on Wednesday… but still, four days off – and not just any four days 🙂 We had our work Christmas lunch yesterday. I had a lovely chicken/leek dish with a cream … Continue reading

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In the bleak midwinter

That frosty wind has been making moan all right – making me moan, more to the point. The whole earth-as-hard-as-iron thing put paid to my plan of riding before work yesterday. And the water was indeed like a stone, which meant … Continue reading

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It’s beginning to look a lot like an unoriginal post title

Finally… Nearly organised. I don’t do much decorating at home but the tree’s up, the lights are in the window and the wreath (bought for me by my mum, bless her) is on the door. It’s not straight, but it’s … Continue reading

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Polar opposites

Apart from the current Polar weather applying to that title, this week’s been from one extreme to the other. From flat-out from Monday morning until this week’s paper went to press yesterday morning to sudden slow pre-Christmas week. It’s also the … Continue reading

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Lunar-tic asylum

I think I probably say this every Friday/Saturday but thank the good lord for weekends. There was I thinking I’d be eased back into work with a relatively stress-free week but instead, it was mad. I was editing, one of … Continue reading

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Sable-bodied

It’s such a hard life, having to make cookies every week *sigh* but someone’s got to do it. Come on, I’m taking one for the team here 🙂 This week’s contribution to 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies and Sweets comes … Continue reading

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Run, reindeer, run

You could say there were quite a few Father Christmases around today. This was the scene shortly before the start of the Santa Fun Run… when I was starting to worry that I might actually make a right pig’s ear of it. The thing … Continue reading

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Father Christmas

Lots of Father Christmas-related things to talk about in this post, but first, these: They’re on my guest post at Jemma’s great blog Celery and Cupcakes – thank you Jemma for letting me take over for a day 🙂 Then there’s … Continue reading

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