Merry Christmas

25 12 2009

It wouldn’t be Christmas with out a bit of Slade. I can’t quite bring myself to post the obvious and I also wanted to give a shout out to my sister in Australia. This seemed appropriate:

Merry Christmas, Eleanor. And Stephen too. And all of you.

Have a good one.





Relaxing

24 12 2009

I’m not a religious person being a card carrying atheist.

I still enjoy this time of year though: guaranteed time off, seeing family (what I’m doing at present) and some time to reflect on the year…or indeed the decade in this winter’s case*.

I’m also taking advantage of the time to clear down my reading list. I talked recently about taking on too much and, as an example, my reading is a pretty good case where, somehow, going into this week I had four books on the go at once. I can generally keep two in my head at a time, depending on how much I’m writing, three at a push, four is too much – clearly I was not doing any of them justice. Amazing what some free time can do: finished all of them inside of 36 hours. Now I can look at the newer books I’ve not had any time to read including one about theoretical time travel (yes: I am wild).

I haven’t forgotten to post the obligatory Look What We Did pictures of the rooms we decorated in the house but we’ve still got some snagging to do and I’d like to show off the finished rooms. I appreciate this will mainly be of interest to my family but that was the original purpose of the blog. Speaking of which: I am trying to devise a more skillful way of arranging the content on here so that people can easily find what they want and, should they wish, filter out the stuff they’re not interested in. More news on this in the coming weeks.

Oh dear, I really have wandered all over the shop on this post.

Anyway, the main point of this post was to point out I’m still alive, that I’m relaxing and enjoying the holiday.

What are you up to over Christmas?

* On the reflection note: I suspect there will be the obligatory round up posts percolating out here over the next week or so.





Art Ga Ga

19 12 2009

Amanda Palmer’s awesome song about Art. Amanda rocks.

The Amanda Palmer I don’t know.

That’s not to say the one I do, doesn’t.

I should shut up now. Here’s the song:

Reposted everywhere, but this is so I can find it again. If the small number of people who read my blog, and don’t read Neil G, GLP or AFP, get to see it that’s cool.

More soon.





Return

14 12 2009

I’m back, like the proverbial bad penny.

Somewhat frustratingly my Internet connection is not and so I am writing this on my handheld. It’s OK but not good for lengthy posts.

Small mercies :)

Anyway, when last seen I was slinking off to lick my wounds but this didn’t really help. What I finally figured out was that I had too much on and so I have spent the last fortnight trying to Lear the decks.

That pretty much means decorating, getting the house from the point where we still needed the majority of the rooms done to where only the hall does. That one we are getting a specialist in to do because it’s so high.

We’re nearly there. In fact I need to get back to it.

Pictures to follow when BT pull their finger out.





Back Monday

9 12 2009

Yes, I shall return.

Occassional tweets still happening if you can’t live without my inane chatter. *coughs* well you might not be able to…

OK, long shot. Anyway, twitter is here:

http://twitter.com/neilbeynon








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