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January 2012

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Mon, 22:05: The verdict from picc playing tonight with Rachel: not disasterous by any means, but I’m not sure I’m good enough to brave the band with it.

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Fear of Criticism

Claire asked me yesterday whether I had ever had any negative comments or criticism over my writing and how I dealt with that. To be honest I can’t really recall ever having experienced that, so maybe that means I write…

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My tweets

Sun, 19:11: has finally got all the bills sorted out into like for like piles, and filed away in my desk… #filing #longtimecoming Sun, 20:41: Are there any rules or copyright on the text of the Title Verso page of…

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Cold enough for snow

It’s been an odd kind of day. It’s been a very cold, dull, grey day, the kind of day that dulls the sound of chickens squawking. Emma did the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, although there weren’t a hell of a…

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My tweets

Sat, 23:25: has just revisited what a fantastic film Labyrinth is… Sat, 23:56: : the post before midnight… http://t.co/n7zQf01n

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Writing Words

~ Still perusing ideas for You Were My Betty, I think that Charlotte’s dissertation might have been about aspergers and the autism scale. I will never know but it strikes me as likely that, like so many other artists and…

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The Time Was When

Thurs, 12:39: has my own telephone on my own desk again… #officepleasure Thurs, 13:57: RT @hss_brookes Help Dr Anna Nekaris’ campaign to #savetheslowloris. Sign the petition… http://t.co/ww7Er3dr More at http://t.co/aX0nLuVI Thurs, 16:21: has a weird brain. That is all. http://t.co/ljv0vq5s…

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The next mixed up novel?

I have a weird brain. Who else could have taken my random thought and turned it into a novel about a lonely man who marries his imaginary friend, has an imaginary child, and then they become real? This lunchtime, during…

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The story continues…


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‘Where now? Where are we safe?’ ‘Nowhere.’ And so, at this somewhat troubling point, I reach the thirty-seventh chapter of Mr Tumnal’s story. It’s a turning point for them to realise that they are safe nowhere, but it is Nowhere…

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Absentee Writer

I have been an absentee writer to the story of my Mr Tumnal, and I hate myself for it. That’s not to say that I’ve not been busy and productive in other ways, but I always feel this way after…

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The weekend

~ This weekend has been a weekend of birthdaying. Yesterday we went Ros’ open afternoon of birthday tea, and got to meet her and Nick’s gorgeous new daughter Sophie. We don’t see Ros and Nick (and James and Sophie) nearly…

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The Time Was When

22:47 wonders whether, had we played Beauty & the Beast, Simpsons, or Saving Private Ryan, would I have had the courage to play #piccolo tonight? # Automatically bleated by LoudTwitter

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The Time Was When

11:40 Excellent article – a little piracy is actually a good thing t.co/oFbRMCYd via @slate @stephenfry @janerawson # 18:20 finds myself wanting to buy myself a roll film and taking my old camera for a walk again… t.co/RBGBdxle #kodak #photography…

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A fondness for film

A few years ago, after Kodak announced it was pulling out of making 35mm cameras I did feel a bit of a tinge of sadness, until veeb pointed out that whilst Kodak were famed for their film (Kodak: the colours,…

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The Time Was When

11:08 : the downside of a new office. I think the new carpet smell is giving me a headache… 🙁 # 15:18 Find out about the conservation work of @hss_brookes Dr Anna Nekaris, soon to be seen on BBC2’s Jungle…

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Office mates again…

After moving into the Faculty Marketing Emporium yesterday, today I was joined by my new office mates, in the form of Claire and Emrys. I’ve been on my own since the IT folk moved out in September, and I have…

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