The DNA Results Are In!

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The DNA Results Are In!

Part of this quest of mine to work out a bit more about myself has lead me toward DNA tests. So far, I have had two. The first, from Ancestry.com is to determine what ethnicity I am. I don’t look typically anything and, not knowing anything about ancesters beyond a few generations, I thought it would be interesting. The second … Read More

Would You Clucking Believe It?

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Would You Clucking Believe It?

A few months ago, Vikki and I rehoused some ex-battery hens. Since their scrawny, baldy arrival, they have gotten plump and feathery. They no longer list from one tired leg to the other, they run fast, jump up on walls and generally boss the ducks around. And to think, if we hadn’t intervened, they’d be dog food by now. Remarkably, … Read More

Lacking Inspiration

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Lacking Inspiration

As someone who might loosely be described as an “artist”, I have often found myself going through a creative vaccuum. I am in one right now, which is why I’ve not blogged in ages. There are often many causes surrounding such a funk and, on this occasion, it is that my mind is occupied elsewhere. Sometimes I find things so … Read More

To The Rescue!

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To The Rescue!

We got three new additions to the menagerie today: Po, Phasma and Penguin. They are ex-battery chickens who had reached the end of their useful life so were due to become cat or dog food. Poor little buggers only stopped laying for a brief period as the moult but, any pause in egg production and they’re outta there! What a … Read More

Is It Really THAT Hard To Say Sorry?

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Is It Really THAT Hard To Say Sorry?

The past couple of weeks have really put my new-found ability to practise mindfulness in frustrating situations under the ultimate stress test. For a start, there has been an ongoing issue with my car. One of those annoying intermittent faults that you cannot track down, so the only solution is to gradually replace the most likely culprits until you hit … Read More

Musical Nostalgia

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Musical Nostalgia

I was in the car today when “Kings Of The Wild Frontier” came on the radio. Adam Ant was my first musical hero, I thought he was awesome. I guess I was about 8 when I started buying his singles. Other bands from that era that impacted me in a big way include the Human League and Frankie Goes To … Read More

The End Of (Another) Era

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The End Of (Another) Era

The Sunday just passed should be the last time that Vikki and I attend a ComicCon/similar as a seller of sweary merchandise. And it is not a moment too soon. 2008 was when we first started doing conventions. The credit crunch happened and our sales dropped. We needed more of that folding green stuff (which isn’t really green and you … Read More

An Awkward Moment

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An Awkward Moment

Like most boys under the age of about 50, there isn’t much funnier than drawing a huge penis on something. Be it a forehead, a bible or an ancient chalk carving in an English hillside, us chaps have been representing our genitals anywhere and everywhere since time immemorial, me included. This activity is not big or clever but it is … Read More

Has Bodybuilding Gotten Too Big?

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Has Bodybuilding Gotten Too Big?

It’s a sad week for those of us that are into bodybuilding. As minority sports go, it has enjoyed it’s biggest resurgence in recent years since the 1970s when Arnold Schwarzenegger first appeared in the classic documentary, “Pumping Iron“. Thanks to the internet and YouTube, more and more people were being introduced to the strange world of bodybuilding. When I … Read More

An Appetite For Life

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Appetite For Life

“Appetite For Destruction”, the debut album from Guns n’ Roses, is now 30 years old. As someone who was “there” when it was released and witnessed the sweeping change it made across the rock landscape, this makes me feel really fucking old. The album still sounds as fresh today as it did upon release. It hasn’t dated a day. The … Read More