Wait until next year

Putting off what could be done tomorrow, today

Category: food and drink

The Christmas Chronicles

Nearly the end of the decade, although it doesn’t feel like it. I can’t tell whether it’s my age, or the age I live in, but this decade doesn’t feel like it has the shape or feel of those of the last century. I’m not sure in thirty years I’ll be able to hear a piece of music or look at a photograph from this time and be able to identify the decade, where I think I could do that with the 1960s or 1980s, say.

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The inherent melancholy of the supermarket convenience store

Aisle of supermarket convenience store

The supermarket convenience store is defined by an absence, by what it is not.

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Grainger Market

The other day I found myself in Newcastle with a little time to kill, so made my way to Grainger Market. Read the rest of this entry »

Advent Calendar 2015: Day One

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CHRISTMAS! Well, maybe not Christmas just yet, but perhaps the start of the period where it is acceptable to be seen to be getting more in the festive spirit. Read the rest of this entry »

Halloween

I like Halloween. Well, I’m not really a fan of scary stuff. I find horror films far too stressful. And while I don’t mind dressing up in stupid outfits, it seems like a lot of effort to do all that ripping of old clothes and dousing in fake blood. And just hiring or buying a ready-made outfit seems like cheating.Β  Read the rest of this entry »