Tag Archives: Christmas

Missing Out

The entire business with the Christmas parties makes me look again to a thing I wrote (and am still writing) in slow bursts, between 2016 and mid 2018. A story for one voice, titled ‘Understand Me’. It’s a three part, … Continue reading

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Christmas Green

I was thinking of a way to write about a particular feeling of Christmas, when I came upon this old piece I never posted (least, I don’t think so). Turns out it says pretty much everything I wanted to say … Continue reading

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Particular Fox at Christmas

So I thinks, look, it aint a right-feeling sliding down to Christmas without a-calling on the fussbudget. And it comes to me in a state of undress (I know, sorry), that of ALL things unlikely and traditional and supposed at this … Continue reading

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Checking in at Church on Christmas Day

Bless me Father, for I have sin… cerely not been inside this old church in twenty years, perhaps. The big brick parish barn across from the Arndale Centre; Christmas Day, a funny one this year, apart from my B., and … Continue reading

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Guitar Man, Part 2

Christmas 1980, as I’ve had reasons to recall these weeks gone by, will forever rank high in the memorable present stakes of the past (if you follow) on account of my receiving then, aged fourteen, a stapler set from my … Continue reading

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‘A Lady’ is Festive

Really nice to have located this ‘Seasonal’ output from the columnist / commentator of, I’m fairly confident in dating, the first decade or so of the 1900s – a fascinating insight into an Edwardian Christmas. Not too sure that the … Continue reading

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A Child’s Comic Sabbath, Part 2

Welcome Back! Through the 1970s and into the 80s, every Sunday morning, for an hour after church, me, my dad and my sisters would visit Grandma and my auntie and uncle who lived with her. A few years ago I … Continue reading

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