Monthly Archives: December 2012

New Year’s Eve…

My, how fatherhood and marriage – sort of in that order, actually – transform one’s social arrangements come New Year. Once upon a time I’d be darting amongst the neon flashes of the Soho’s nocturne, clutching my ticket for some bash … Continue reading

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Christmas curtailed…

Christmas is all about the tree, isn’t it? I mean, there’s religion and Jesus and stuff, but essentially, it’s all about the tree. Once the lights are up and the baubles are gaily coruscating, it’s officially Christmas. Just like the … Continue reading

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Cooking for one

My wife is pregnant. She’s also suffering from horrendous morning sickness and is presently abed, looking for all the world like a character study for The Raft of the Medusa. I feel for her, and wish I were not so … Continue reading

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CATaclysm…

The kitten doesn’t speak English. It’s not foreign, it’s just a cat. There’s no chastisement, no reason to which he’s amenable – and I think that’s why we don’t see eye to eye. He’s a loose canon. After two weeks of … Continue reading

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Eve of the End…

Well, tomorrow’s the end of the world. And wouldn’t you know it, my PPI refund hasn’t yet been credited. Typical. Having said that, I haven’t paid my VAT either, so in the great Ledger of Fortune, we’re about quits. In fact, … Continue reading

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Nativity… (dot, dot, dot…)

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Nativity… (dot, dot, dot…)

I like dot, dot, dot. Actually, I use, dot, dot, dot too much. It bespeaks a little quotidien epihany, or some confidential crumb of scurrilousness. I like scurrilousness too. But anyway, we’ll get to all that. Probably. That’s the other … Continue reading

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