Happy Birthday, Harry

A short AU fanfic snippet where James, Lily and Harry talk about his impending enrollment at Hogwarts, and then give him a surprise on his birthday. I own nothing related to Potter etc, this is just for a bit of fun. Happy Birthday, Harry. Harry looked up as the front door to the house clicked […]

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Spring in the City

Welcome back folks! Well it’s been around eight weeks now since corona went viral and, through various acts of mismanagement, we in the UK are still under a form of lockdown. Though, to be honest, it seems more like a Common Sense Apocalypse rather than that hit song by R.E.M. I mean, I get protesting, […]

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Lets Lock This Down

The Covid-19 pandemic is terrible in so many ways: the sickness, the deaths, the general air of fear and uncertainty that has fallen over the entire world. But against all this, it does provide an opportunity to look at all our lives, to address things that we otherwise skip over in our hectic daily lives. […]

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Nothing to Do, But Brew

So good evening, folks? How’s your apocalpyse going? Mine’s going just swell, thanks for asking. I’ve got a handful of symptoms, but doesn’t everyone? I would phone in sick to work and say my plague is flaring up again, but in an uncanny twist work rang in sick to me! In all seriousness, I hope […]

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2020 Vision?

So, the world has gone into total meltdown, people are losing their actual minds and I’m still trying to get to grips with going back to work and having aching feet again. So why not give my inane views on this bizarre start to 2020? Yeah, it’s been a weird couple of months. I started […]

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Reflections of a Working Man!

Oh yes! It’s true…I’ve managed to rejoin the rat race! And in good time too, for my bank account was threatening to disown me. Yes, its been a whirlwind couple of weeks. which is a fine excuse for the lack of updates in that time. And yes, I’ve actually managed to secure employment once again. […]

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Forged in fire!

This weekend the girlfirend and I headed off on our travels again, crossing Offa’s Dyke and coming to rest in Hereford. It’s pretty much the only place within an hour-and-a-half driving radius that we haven’t been. Apart from the middle of the Bristol frickin Channel, obviously. Luckily for us, a mate and ex-colleague of mine […]

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New Site Design!!

Hey guys! Bonjour, Bienvenue and Bore Da! (that last one is Welsh for ‘good-day’, by the way 🙂 ) How are you guys doing? It’s Friday, thank bejezeus, and, as Bob Ross would say, “it’s a great day here and I hope it is wherever you’re at”. It’s actually a grey, miserable sort of day, […]

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It’s hard to write…when you’re wrong

Ooh it’s back to double-meaning headline time!! But, Ian, what the hell are you warbling about this time, I hear you cry! Well, I don’t, but in my mind my blog is insanely popular and people want to hear what I have to say. Oh, to dream my band of followers! Which brings me to […]

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Dumbledore and Jurassic Park

At least that was how my sarcastic Auto Correct tried to label these pictures when I created an album on my social media accounts! It has a dry sense of humour more arid than my own. What this actually was was a place called Durdle Door and The Jurassic Coast, in Dorset. It was the […]

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