Monthly Archives: October 2009

The X Factor

The time when it occurred to me to write about The X Factor is now long past – it was in the audition stage, the early weeks of the series. So take that into account when you read the below. … Continue reading

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Hot Fuzz

Hot Fuzz then. Sigh. Where to start? About a month ago someone in my household suggested that I watch the film Hot Fuzz. She’d watched it a couple of weeks previously and said although it wasn’t great, it was an … Continue reading

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Dying my hair

So I dyed my hair. This may not be an extravagant gesture for most people, but it was decidedly out of character for someone who last gave a damn about how they looked over 25 years ago. I can actually … Continue reading

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Gateshead

One of the curiosities about supporting a football team is the misplaced sense it gives you of the prestige of a particular town or city. So it is with Gateshead, whose team is relatively minor (it has a very fragmented … Continue reading

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Saint Therese

As I get older, I find religion increasingly odd. I’m a bit bemused that people don’t, as they experience life and all the arbitrariness and misery it has to offer, conclude that surely it can’t all be part of some … Continue reading

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An end to aestivation

I notice from my statistics that it is a whopping 56 days since I wrote anything. This is a long time for the as many as two people who sporadically read this weblog to wait, so here is a list … Continue reading

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