Day 365 – 365

Day 365 – 365 / December 31st 2015 Sarah and I were invited to spend New Year’s Eve with Bethany and Liam and his mum, Karen, at The Venue in Barkisland, Halifax. Liam was DJ’ing at the celebrations and, as it was something a little unusual (for S and I, anyway) we decided to attend. It…

Day 364 – 365

Day 364 – 365 / December 30th 2015 It is far too warm for December The milder, warmer, wet air has bought flooding and misery to many parts of northern England this Christmas time and, in my own garden, the spring bulbs are appearing well ahead of schedule. My tin bantam is standing guard over them.

Day 363 – 365

Day 363 – 365 / December 29th 2015  Today’s picture is of the rear of my driving licence – I’m not showing the front as the info could be used to impersonate me. And, do you really want two of me out there? Roaming the towns and lurking in the hedgerows? No, you don’t. Anyway, this…

Day 362 – 365

Day 362 – 365 / December 28th 2015  My desk diary for 2016 is this terrific “Rupert Bear” beauty, gifted to me by my sister in law and her, Dog Botherer, husband. I strongly suspect that she is responsible for choosing this as a gift for me, and not her husband, as I doubt a Huddersfield…

Day 361 – 365

Day 361 – 365 / December 27th 2015  This is a small glass Christmas decoration that my mother in law hangs in her window for the festivities. I rather like how it is illuminated by the daylight. It looks, to me, like a gingerbread house in an Alpine village, set deep in the forest. I can…

Day 360 – 365

Day 360 – 365 / December 26th 2015  Boxing Day 2015. Or, the Day The Floods Hit West Yorkshire Torrential rain for days has followed on from near constant rainfall these past weeks and months. But, since Christmas Day afternoon the rain has been incessant, unrelenting and prolific. It has resulted in chaos throughout Lancashire and…

Day 359 – 365

Day 359 – 365 / December 25th 2015  Christmas Day 2015. I was very lucky to get some smashing gifts from my family and friends this year. Sarah gave me a fabulous new “Brooklyn” cap in brown leather, an X-Box 360 game that she said will allow me to play but not shout at the TV as…

Day 358 – 365

Day 358 – 365 / December 24th 2015  Feast your eyes on our Black Treacle Glazed Ham from Nigella’s latest book. Signed by the lovely Nigella herself. The book, not the ham. Beautiful isn’t she? The ham looks good too.

Day 357 – 365

Day 357 – 365 / December 23rd 2015  A few days ago Sarah and I went on our annual trip to the cinema. Although the new Star Wars film had just come out we went to see the fab Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in “Sisters” – it was VERY funny. Go see it. I spotted…

Day 356 – 365

Day 356 – 365 / December 22nd 2015  In getting the drinks ready ahead of Christmas, I am suspicious that I may be partial to a drop of bourbon. Namely that from Uncle Jack, but others are just as welcome!

Day 355 – 365

Day 355 – 365 / December 21st 2015  Some time ago, around September, I was enticed to Valley Parade by my Turnstylewear business partners, Jeremy and Liz, on the pretence of being interviewed about our new venture by the local newspaper. The real purpose was to be part of the official Bradford City team photos that…

Day 354 – 365

Day 354 – 365 / December 20th 2015  Just last year, Sarah and I started what I hope will be a long lived addition to the festive calendar and celebrations of our family and friends. We ask them to ours for a tasty buffet, drinks and a get together on the last Sunday before Christmas. Then,…