A no-list new year.

The week between Christmas and New Year is an extended version of Easter Saturday: the hiatus between “then” and “what is to come”. I suppose for many of us it’s a time to sort the wrapping paper into the ripped-beyond-redemption and...

It’s not all tinsel…

I’m just a tad annoyed with the Mayans. You’d think they could have found a bigger piece of rock to carve their calendar on and we could have been spared the latest hullabaloo. I’ve done my best to have a bit of fun with it but, let’s face it,...

Light a candle

Too many children died this week. In Connecticut, in the USA, a disturbed young man was so angry, so manic, that he decided to shoot his mother. But, that didn’t appease his rage so he dressed up like a commando and went to his mother’s workplace: an...

Presents? Yippee!

Well, blog-readers, doesn’t another Saturday whizz into existence when you’re busy doing stuff? There I was, having a sleep-in; the Old Boy had gone out garage-saling; the Wonder Dog was taking the opportunity to stretch out in the Alpha male’s spot...

Happy Christmas?

I had my monthly dose of medicine via the stomach jab yesterday and I’m feeling crabby, so I thought I’d wade into the Happy Holidays vs Merry Christmas debate/argument/verbal war. I’m in the right frame of mind for a good stoush; at least while I...