Category Archives: Brian

Escape From the Country

There is something very hurtful about having the concept you’ve been embracing being used as little more than an irreverent comment by someone whose ethos you despise. A few days ago, I emigrated to Sweden. I was on one of … Continue reading

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The Sick Man of Europe

A hundred-plus years ago, that nickname was applied to the Ottoman Empire. It was over-stretched militarily and financially, and facing internal unrest on both ethnic religious lines. Today, it is applied to the UK, and it is applied literally. The … Continue reading

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Brexugee

Six-or-so years ago, a very dangerous idea was brought to prominence in the UK. It was the idea that a foreign superstate was controlling every aspect of the UK’s governance, allowing us to be flooded with immigrants and drowning us … Continue reading

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Christmas

So, it’s Christmas day, and, as, if not exactly usual then at least it’s better than the alternative, I’m bored out of my skull. Better than depression. I’ve had occasion to rant about this subject before, but Christmas as a … Continue reading

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Birthday

I have a significant birthday coming up in two months. If you feel the need to buy me a present, buy via the following link and support Alzheimers Research UK http://amzn.eu/2LvTV7I

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Absence

You may have noticed I have been largely off social media for about four months. Basically, I’ve been ill. Well, not ill as such. Y’see, back in January, I noticed I was getting a bit itchy. By the time I … Continue reading

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Mess

I am a mess. Really quite badly fucked up. I’ve just come back from the 2016 DiscWorld Convention. It’s one of the biggest and friendliest fan conventions in the country, and is held in DW-fandom to be a wonderful and … Continue reading

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The Sorting Algorithm of Housework

My flat really needs a hoover. But I hate hoovering. What else can I do? I could clean the bog. Washing up! Is there any washing up? A tiny amount, there’d be no point until after I’ve cooked dinner this … Continue reading

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What I Did on my Holidays

Sorry this is a bit late, but I’ve always had a bit of trouble with deadlines. I went to Gibraltar last month (Pictures to follow) February’s View picture is also up

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New Year, New Hope

At least, that’s the theory. A new year is often seen as a time for renewal and revitalisation, a time for resolutions to do things that have not been done before, a time to start something afresh. Plenty of studies … Continue reading

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