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Happy New Year to my reader(s?)

Well I hope you all had a great Xmas and New Year  and those of you(us) who still indulge in alcohol, do feel good or at least satisfied that you have a hangover concomitant to  the colossal amount of money you spent last night in order to consume industrial quantities of life threatening liquids. Good fun though, wasn’t it? In fact, if you are reading this on Jan 1, I will be probably be

(a) still on stage at an open air gig in the next town frozen/drunk/exhausted and deliriously happy

(b) at home in in a semi coma  . . .      and still  drunk/exhausted and deliriously happy – note that I’m no longer cold. . . now, that’s progress

(c) buzzing around the house with so much adrenalin in my system that I can’t sit down let alone sleep!

Anyway it’s New Year so as ever a few changes – hopefully for the better !

This site will continue to grow hopefully and this year, I intend to include other posts apart from those taken directly from my journal!

Also I’ve started a new site – some of you may have noticed a Page dedicated to this project- My Imaginary Lives my illlustrated (fictional) diary- each entry Anyway, each ‘incident’ starts from fact and then rapidly dissolves into a heady mix of fiction and absurd fantasy. The reader, without the need for hallucinogenic stimulants nor industrial quantities of alcohol, travels on a somewhat bizarre fictional journey which wanders into worlds as diverse as blacksmithing, jazz, antique fountain pens and tattooing, with a cast which includes the Archbishop of Canterbury, Joanna Lumley, Grace Jones, Anaïs Nin and Arthur Schopenhauer, and, of course, my alter ego RJ.

The first ‘chapter’ is published in full, just so you get the picture as to how it works. Future ‘episodes’ will be published a step at a time – – avoiding premature exclamation by allowing you a week to absorb the enormity of it all!

So please come and join me and RJ on this flight of fantasy!!!

Cheers!

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Journal vs. diary . . . .

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Grammar pedant

Now I know that I complain constantly at the US habit of changing nouns to verbs: diary, party, journal. I’ve recently come across a new example that goes the other way: from verb to noun a ‘capture’ – – used frequently in reference to digital photography on redbubble in the form ‘great capture’ Sorry I know language is a ‘living breathing being that changes’ but this I do not like . . . . . .

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The ‘magic window sill’

Every now and then I add some colour…… and that Edwardian Lady’s  bloody diary springs to mind again…….