Monthly Archives: December 2011

Nobody’s Diary?

For Christmas 1981 my Nana gave my sister and I a beautiful Chinese-style notebook each. In return, we gave her (as we gave my other grandparents) a photograph album containing professional pictures of all six members of my family. The … Continue reading

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Sprouts

There’s something peculiar about Brussels Sprouts. You will be hard pushed to find someone who admits to liking them, and yet every Christmas we all find ourselves downing these miniature brassicas like they were only available once a year. I … Continue reading

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Boxing Day

I know, it is Boxing Day and you’re surprised to find me here, but when I was growing up Boxing Day was always a day for doing things, not for sitting around and continuing to digest the Christmas turkey. This … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

A very Merry Christmas to you all. I could write about Christmas things for days, but I won’t, because it is Christmas Day and you should all be enjoying your own day rather than reading about mine. And if things … Continue reading

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McDonald’s At Christmas

McDonald’s always had the proud boast that the only day of the year they were closed was Christmas Day. For some of us who worked there, that was probably a good thing. Some of us – and I include myself … Continue reading

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Interviews

I have mentioned before that I fell into my present career by accident. It is fair to say that I was not exactly a catch when it came to the graduate recruitment process. In fact, I went out of my … Continue reading

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Wait A Minute, Mr Postman

I have reached the stage in life where I no longer see the need to list things such as exam grades or part time jobs on my cv. Were I to do so, there is one job which would take … Continue reading

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