Monthly Archives: October 2011

This Was The Day

There was an eerie silence in the house Wednesday morning. Although I was not alone, there didn’t seem to be anyone here with me. This was the day I had been waiting for since that August morning when the word … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Afraid

 Don’t Be Afraid Don’t be afraid of things you don’t know Don’t be afraid when you’re feeling low Make that leap, that very first stride Keep looking ahead with your eyes open wide Don’t be afraid of things that might … Continue reading

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Floating On The Edge Of Oblivion

So The Stone Roses have re-formed and predictably tickets for their Heaton Park reunion concerts have sold out. They tentatively hinted at a “world tour” even before confirming the date or venue of the third reunion gig. I was not … Continue reading

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The Party’s Over

Firstly, an apology to those of you for whom I spoilt the result of the grand prix on Sunday – you should get up earlier, or alternatively, don‘t read insomniacs’ blogs before you see the re-run of the race. You … Continue reading

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Consent and Cold Coffee

Another early morning, but this time with a purpose. The Korean Grand Prix. It’s hard to believe it’s almost the end of the season already. Even harder to believe that McLaren are coming good when it’s all over. But coming … Continue reading

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Motorway Bingo

I’ve learnt that I write better in the early morning than any other time of the day. This usually occurs when I haven’t slept very well the previous night, hence the early morning. Whether that is because my head is … Continue reading

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Precious Little Angel

Time is starting to pass very slowly again. It seems ages ago that I was last at the hospital, yet it’s only a few days, and a few days more until I’m back again. I think it’s the dreary weather … Continue reading

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20:20 Vision

Oh crickey! I’ve been looking at the other short listed entries in The Manchester Blog Awards, all categories. There are some great blogs in there, but technically, I’m miles behind. This is where I wish I was 20 years younger. … Continue reading

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That’s What Friends Are For

I’ll start off wishing my darling daughter a very happy 18th birthday. She’ll be mortified at me doing this, but then again she is always mortified at everything I do. But then that’s what Dad’s do isn’t it? I’ll tell … Continue reading

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