James Reviews 2015, Just In Case Nobody Else Remembered To Do It

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Well it’s the last day of 2015 and that calls for some kind of review of the events of the past 12 months. I’m probably the only blogger that’s even thought of doing this. It’s a pretty original and exciting idea is it not? Continue reading James Reviews 2015, Just In Case Nobody Else Remembered To Do It

My 2015 Blog Report

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I wasn’t going to post anything today.

I haven’t really got anything to write about.

I’m still very much in the weird world of Twixmas, whereby I know that Christmas is ostensibly over, but there’s still a Christmas tree in my living room and lots of really unhealthy food in the house. I’m also still off work. But I’m not doing anything especially useful or exciting with my time off. And I’m feeling guilty about the fact that I’m not doing anything useful so I’m not really relaxing either. It’s like I can’t switch off my natural need to procrastinate, even when I don’t especially have anything I need to be doing. Continue reading My 2015 Blog Report

Lest We Forget The True Meaning Of Boxing Day

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Boxing Day, as it turns out, has very little to do with pugilism. This message did not get through, perhaps, to the early bird consumers featured on the news this morning, scrabbling to get bargains in the post-Christmas sales, although it didn’t seem like there was much respect for the ‘Marquess of Queensberry Rules’ amongst that rabble. Continue reading Lest We Forget The True Meaning Of Boxing Day

A Christmas Message From James Proclaims

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‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house

Not a creature was stirring…

Except for an overweight bloke, dressed in red and filling a stocking full of presents.

No, not Father Christmas, but me. I’m not dressed entirely in red, but I am wearing a red top. It’s a replica of the rugby shirt as worn by the British and Irish Lions test team that narrowly lost the 2009 tour to South Africa. I’m wearing it because it’s comfortable. Continue reading A Christmas Message From James Proclaims

James Reviews the 2015 Marks and Spencer Chocolate Advent Calendar

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Every year, without fail, my mum buys me a chocolate advent calendar. I would genuinely be upset if she didn’t. Yes I’m 36 years old but frankly if it’s wrong to have a chocolate advent calendar in your mid-thirties then I’m not sure I want to be right. Continue reading James Reviews the 2015 Marks and Spencer Chocolate Advent Calendar

A Christmas Card Conundrum

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Neither Mrs Proclaims nor I are particularly good at remembering to send Christmas cards. In the past we have bought cards to send, made a list of who we’re going to send them to and even purchased the postage stamps but somehow they don’t actually make it as far as the post box. This year we didn’t need to buy any new cards because we now have such a huge stockpile from previous years. Nonetheless we made a list of deserving recipients and almost got around to actually writing some.

But not quite. Continue reading A Christmas Card Conundrum

James Complains About The Demise Of His Smart Phone And The Relative Lack Of Inconvenience This Has Caused

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This image in no way reflects the actual problem with my phone. 

It seems like only a few weeks ago that I was ‘celebrating’ the fact that I had written my very first blog post via the medium of phone and extoling the wonders of the modern world.

Admittedly it seems like only a few weeks because it is, in fact, only a few weeks since I wrote that post.

It would be fair to suggest that I only wrote that particular post because I was participating in NaBloPoMo, one of the lesser November challenges in which I needed to write a blog post everyday throughout the month of November. I succeeded, but only because I was prepared to plumb the depths of mediocrity and writing a post from my mobile phone about writing a post from my mobile phone could be considered one of the highlights. Continue reading James Complains About The Demise Of His Smart Phone And The Relative Lack Of Inconvenience This Has Caused