Monthly Archives: December 2011

Another version of Kim’s Game…

I was saying yesterday that remembering everything that had been sitting on my living room side table is like Kim’s Game… Well, what is far more like Kim’s Game is the seasonal pursuit of glancing at your Amazon wish list … Continue reading

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Too much stuff

I am having one of my periodic overwhelmed-with-stuff moments. I love getting actual Christmas cards (though I’m not as good as I used to be at sending them all out) and I enjoyed wrapping a bunch of Christmas presents today. … Continue reading

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What I have learnt about knitting

I learnt to knit as an adult on Boxing Day 2008. I had expressed some interest to my fantastic sister, mainly because she was knitting things herself that were extraordinary, and I was quite excited by the idea of making … Continue reading

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I’ve been thinking about family a lot this week. It started with the last few days of the Equal Marriage consultation, and nagging people to put in their expressions of support. And this eloquent video of an American teen talking … Continue reading

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War Games

Monday was the Science on Screen at the Filmhouse again (run by the British Science Association) and I was excited to see that the film was War Games from 1983. It’s another of those films that I was sure I’d … Continue reading

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Dear Santa…

Another post inspired by Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop.  Other people’s similarly wintry posts here. Dear Santa Claus, I was so relieved when I found out that you didn’t exist. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a bit of Christmas spirit as … Continue reading

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Hot head

Finally, winter has properly arrived (although here in Fife we have escaped the snow entirely).  This can only mean one thing: It’s time for the return of the ridiculous hat (which looks even more ridiculous in the photo because I … Continue reading

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