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“Come on, get to sleep now, you’ve got school in the morning and it’s very late”. Maddie is offering her usual resistance to the bed time routine. A movement catches my eye. I turn towards the door and there is Guy, trying to sneak in so he can sleep in the girls room. He stands […]

Jack of all trades

Sitting here stressing out over the astonishing level of poverty we are currently facing, I couldn’t help thinking about how I ended up here. I’m actually pretty good at most things I do (apart from dancing) and therein lies the problem. I think I’m suffering from terminal perfectionism. But that’s perfectionism from my perspective, i.e. […]

The sperm donor

The last week or so I have been very lackadaisical (that’s such an odd word when you come to write it, isn’t it) about my appearance and personal hygeine: it helps me get into full builder-mode if I don’t wash and shave. It’s a bit like being an actor when you have an activity […]

Blind rage

Ok, I’ve got a sick sense of humour. I admit it.

I just read this about a blind man in Edinburgh who allegedly bit his guide dog. And boy, is he in trouble. But, aren’t we just jumping to conclusions here? I mean, he is blind, how do we know he just didn’t make […]

TV stars

Alice and I have been on TV daily since 17th January, starring in the Northlink Ferries ad which was made back in August. You did spot us, didn’t you? Yes, that’s me crossing the background in the reception scene (50 milliseconds) and Alice in the bunk in the cabin scene (0.5 seconds).

I mention […]

Karaoke king

Louise has never been slow to launch herself into karaoke with unbridled enthusiasm whenever the opportunity has arisen. She has even been known to win prizes, although I’m fairly certain that this was merely a device to cut short her participation in the event, before the bar emptied completely.

I have a more reserved […]

Sick as a parrot

Of course, one advantage of Louise starting a blog is that I may be able to engineer one or two extra minutes to update mine occassionaly without living in fear of being yelled at. If she’s got the time to update hers then I’ve got time to update mine.

Incidentally, I didn’t mention that […]

Go go gadget

What a busy month (where’s it gone!), mainly sorting out the server problems, but I’m pleased to report that everything is ticking over nicely again (famous last words!). By the way, we did get a real tree in the end thanks to Frank’n’Steph who bought me a prize specimen 8 footer for Christmas. All […]