Chapter 76 – the rant

27 12 2008

Birrow Fletcha.  A very strange gentleman.

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This is Bobby G, reporting to you live from the G-Force family Christmas party.  The Christmas CD seemed to go down well enough.  Dad’s playing some old rock songs now.

This is a party of the standing-around-talking-and-eating-party-food variety, so not really my cup of tea.  I’m having to keep an eye out for in case a candle goes out or a bowl of snacks need refilling, and I keep having to show guests in and take their coats.

Current listening: The Beatles, “The Long and Winding Road” (Naked remaster)





Chapter 76 – About the “alien” rock

27 12 2008

(johnny07)

Just thought I’d let you know – the rock is sold! I met Mr. Fletcha at lunch time today in D’Wighta’s, since he insisted that the sale be made in person and in a public place. Weird. But that’s done now.

Fletcha’s a strange bloke. He seemed a nice enough guy, just… strange. He was wearing kinda old fashioned looking clothing – a woolly hat, a leather coat and a fleecy sweater. He kept glancing around the room, as though he was looking for someone.

Anyway, I’m very happy with the deal, and he seemed extraordinarily happy with the rock – well, I guess he would be, since according to him it’s from outer space.

Now I need to work out what to spend this cash on. Time to get myself a late Christmas present or two, I think!





Chapter 75 – the rant

26 12 2008

Iaru’s generally a pretty relaxed guy, but he’s under more stress here than he lets on.

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 A Matter of Loaf and Death was good fun, as Wallace & Gromit shorts generally are.  I love the creativity and the attention to detail.

After that I watched The Royle Family Christmas special.  It was good fun, although rather more absurd than is usual for The Royle Family.  It was quite farcical at times, actually.

This morning I went to see a mummers play outside Gloucester Cathedral.  The mummers play is an English folk tradition, and it was therefore fitting that it was preceded by some morris dancing.  Sadly, mummers plays and morris dancing are becoming increasingly rare nowadays.  I like folk traditions, so I’d be sad to see them die out, but then, there’s no way I’m ever doing any morris dancing, and I’m sure a lot of other people feel the same way.

My parents are hosting a smallish Christmas party tomorrow – I say smallish because more and more old friends seem to be being invited, so it may end up being quite a large party.  I’ve just been asked to compile a Christmas CD, which is supposed to be (a) upbeat, (b) atypical, (c) feature some traditional songs, and (d) derived from my dad’s CD collection, which, while extensive, has some rather conspicuous absences, my dad being a fan of LPs and more cassettes than I can count.  I think it’s going to be pretty good though.  I’ll do my best!

Current listening: Joni Mitchell, “River”





Chapter 75 – Boxing Day Blog

26 12 2008

(Iaru01)

Location: Hercynia (south docks area)
Mood: tired
Music: I Don’t Know You ~ Alethia

Hi again.

Woke up with a splitting headache, so I’m so glad it’s a bank holiday. It’s high time I took a break, I feel like I’ve earned it!

All in all, today has been a day to sit back and chill, listen to some music, and recover from yesterday’s exhaustion.

Truth be told, I can’t normally afford to rest like this, so I’m making the most of it while I can.

Hope you had a good Christmas! Mine was cool. Enjoy the rest of the holiday season, and have a happy new year!





Chapter 74 – the rant

25 12 2008

Lots of people spend Christmas at home with their families, but Clouds is feeling quite self-pitying at the moment.  She’s not very good at hiding it either.

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I’ve just been enjoying the Christmas special of Doctor Who.  Great fun.  It’s been one of the better specials.  Both Doctors are excellent, and there are plenty of surprises along the way.

I still have the Christmas special of The Royle Family to look forward to, and the new Wallace and Gromit, A Matter of Loaf and Death, comes on in a minute.  That should be good.

Incidentally, I’ve also finally seen the latest Heroes.  I liked some aspects of it more than others, but overall, I liked it.  They did a surprisingly good job resolving the majority of loose ends, although they’ve got another whole volume to go.  Sylar seems to have been taking a leaf out of Jigsaw’s book of late.

Anyway, Wallace & Gromit’s on, so that’s all for now.  Merry Christmas!





Chapter 74 – Another Lonesome Christmas

25 12 2008

(CloudsAreGatheringOverMe)

Happy Christmas guys! Hope you’re enjoying it a lot.

As for me, I’m stuck at home today, but that’s nothing new.

I guess that’s traditional, right? Christmas is a time for family. True enough, but they have their own traditions around here. One of my friends invited me to her annual Christmas party. All my friends are going, and it sounds opti beastie awesome! With one snag – it’s this evening, and I’m still not allowed out in the evenings. I’m told it’s too dangerous. Them Aztec cultists sure are mighty fearsome.

It’s not so bad. This is how I spend every Christmas. No reason this year should be any different, right?

Anyways, I’m rambling. I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!





Chapter 73 – the rant

25 12 2008

…And Merry Christmas from me too!  This is the second Christmas chapter.  It took a festival to draw Bradley out of her blog hibernation.

I’ve been celebrating the day in the usual G-Force family tradition – church service in the morning, presents under the tree to unwrap, and a delicious Christmas dinner (I even had a couple of sprouts, this being the one time of year that I feel it necessary to eat them).  I’m feeling extremely spoiled at the moment, having unexpectedly received a mobile ‘phone(!) and The Tales of Beedle the Bard, as well as 3 different CDs.

Are you celebrating today?  What festive traditions do you have?

I wish you a blessed and joyful festive season!  Happy holidays!