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Lego Blog: Illustrating Flash Pulp episode FP001

Where Are All My Ideas? I don’t need them, I’ve got Skinner Co’s instead! It’s been simply ages since I’ve babbled uncontrollably about my love of Lego, and of Flash … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

This Week, Monday 29 June 2015

Just Drinking And Sleeping In wonderful contrast to the previous weekend’s FFTS15 exhaustion (though mild compared to many of the crew), last weekend was characterised by all day drinking and sleeping for … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

This Week, Monday 22 June 2015

Furthest From The Sea Festival 2015 I am knackered. I blame Matt McGuinness and Dan Webber in particular. The reasons are diverse and good, and chiefly centre on last Saturday. … Continue reading

June 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

This Week, Monday 15 June 2015

Stuff to Report There is little of note. This is good. Life is fairly quiet right now, and thankfully so. We’re thinking about kitten things, and about what to do … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

Drinking Diary On Pinterest

Just A Swift Pint I struggle to remember what I did yesterday, let alone a month ago. Still less do I recall what delightful alcoholic beverages I might have imbibed … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

Film Reviews – Visions of The Future (Fury Road, Tomorrowland, Moomins)

Mad Max Fury Road (15) I’ve got generally happy memories of the older Mel Gibson series. I enjoyed them, though I haven’t seen any of them for well over a … Continue reading

June 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

This Week, Monday 8th June 2015

The Brain, Its Eye Peels I feel as if my mind is slowly reawakening. Normal things are being normal again, I’m laughing at funny things and am sad about sad … Continue reading

June 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Colin Barnfather – Scattering His Ashes

Bringing People Together In September 2013 my uncle, Colin Barnfather, went missing when hillwalking in the Scottish Highlands. We didn’t know he was missing for a week, and by that … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Slightly Broken: Sadness and Grieving

I Ha’ Been Away It’s been quite a while since I’ve done any proper writing. I stopped because I was overwhelmed by other things such as work, stuff and other … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Awful Sadness: Bye Bye Merly Boo

I’ve been trying to write this post for a while now. It’s about our cat, Merly, who we don’t have anymore. I can’t find a way to start writing about … Continue reading

May 1, 2015 · 4 Comments

MissImp in the Nottingham Comedy Festival 2014

Stuff To Do Next Week The year spins round to the Nottingham Comedy Festival once more and the eight days from 19th to the 27th September are as full as ever. … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Slightly Broken – The Old Switcheroo Part 2

All Change Please And Go Back The Way You Came I’ve stopped taking the new stuff. Trazodone, which sounds satisfyingly like ‘taser-dome’ and conjures joyous imaginings of Mad Max III … Continue reading

September 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lego Blog: Ice Bucket Challenge

Get Wet With Ice Um, no. A couple of weeks ago I was challenged to undergo the ice bucket challenge (it feels like at least one of those challenges is … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Slightly Broken – The Old Switcheroo

Hello Sun, You Vicious Bastard I’m writing this at 5am on Monday morning. That’s not a good thing. That’s not a good thing at all. That means I haven’t slept … Continue reading

September 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

This Week, Monday 8th September 2014

S’autumn isn’t it? I so very nearly dated this January; I am uncertain of time. When I spoke to my doctor a couple of weeks ago she asked how I’d … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lego Blog: Mini Office Block

Tile Your Kangaroo Down Sport I just adore the shiny little things. This love is in ironic opposition to our actual bathroom tiles, who I despise and am in a … Continue reading

August 19, 2014 · 3 Comments

This Week, Monday 18th August 2014

I Have Aged Well I had an entirely delightful week off for my birthday (thank you, you’re too kind – I do look ten years younger than I did before). … Continue reading

August 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

Another Good Haul

A Bran Tub of Discs I like recorded music. Live music is great if the event is dedicated to listening to the band, but if it’s just there as well … Continue reading

August 6, 2014 · 5 Comments

Lego Blog: Shelob Carriage

Spiders: Horrible, Horrible Things I’ve never entirely overcome my childhood fear and loathing of spiders. There’s just nothing I like about them and everything that I find creepy and disturbing – … Continue reading

August 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

This Week, Monday 4th August 2014

It’s My Birthday, Pity Me Yay! I’m on leave for a whole week. Sure that may not sound like a lot, but when you slice it into hundreds of frantic … Continue reading

August 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

This Week, Monday 28th July 2014

Running Downhill That’s how it always feels in the run up to a little bit of time away from work. It’s my birthday next week see, so I get to … Continue reading

July 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Slightly Broken: Falling Down (part two)

Where Are All The Signs? Oh, Sorry, I Was Too Busy To Look Out For Them Yesterday’s post was about the sensation of plunging into the bleak valley. It’s difficult to spot … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

Slightly Broken: Falling Down (part one)

Self-Awareness I wrote this a week or so ago when I realised I was beginning to crash. I don’t usually have the foresight/wit/willpower to write about how it feels. That … Continue reading

July 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

Lego Blog: Day Trip to the Lego Shop

The Bricks Make Me Happy Some of my best days are those when we go to the Lego Shop. It’s a relatively small thing I know, but I’ve been finding … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

This Week, Monday 21st July 2014

As Time Goes By Not the TV show, just that general sense of time flowing past like hair in the wind. Or something. I skipped a week. It is a … Continue reading

July 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lego Blog: The Mixels – Cragstertastic

A Friday Night Treat We’ve been acquiring Lego’s Mixels as part of our weekly shopping expeditions. At £3 each they feel like good value for money, especially on a Friday … Continue reading

July 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

Lines To Live By

Sometimes It Sounds Just Right There are wonderful moments when rooting around in the minds of others (which is what reading really is), moments when the writer’s notions pierce our … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

This Week, Monday 7th July 2014

A Rose By Any Name Is Probably Not A Rose It’s been a nice weekend for buying stuff. I like buying things; I have fully invested my emotions in retail … Continue reading

July 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

So Excited About Transformers: Age of Extinction

Me Grimlock KING This weekend the wait is finally over. I have been in metaphysical agony since Pacific Rim awaiting more giant robot smashing entertainment. Sure, the new X-Men film … Continue reading

July 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

We Have A Problem With Books

 Gotta Catch Them All I have deeply loved books since I was very small, even if it was just the amazing A3 sized(ish) art book my Dad has with paintings … Continue reading

July 3, 2014 · 4 Comments

This Week, Monday 30th June 2014

Time For Some Quiet Exactly where I’ll find such glorious peace and quiet is unclear. It’s slightly concerning that I’m already seeking to hide away… I guess that’s mostly a … Continue reading

July 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Film Review Round Up: The Edge of Tomorrow, X-Men Days of Future Past, The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The Edge of Tomorrow Love Tom Cruise? Well here’s a splendid sci-fi vehicle for him, one that make more sense and is more interesting than Oblivion. With aliens rather similar … Continue reading

June 24, 2014 · 5 Comments

This Week, Monday 23rd June 2014

I Am Made Of Wood And Earth, Air, Fire and Water. But mainly wood. The kind of wood that’s been soaked so you can bend it into a pretty table. … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · Leave a comment


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