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> Not strictly Christmas baubles, but this is the Christmas cover of our winter magazine. It was printed on Thursday and should have been delivered to IJmuiden on Friday. We should get ours by Wednesday at the latest. I asked the designer for “a sprig of holly or something”, and he chose this lovely Christmas rose. Don’t these girls look like they’re having fun?

It was nice and frosty yesterday on the drive to work, so much so I felt like parking up and going for a tramp across the fields. But I was due at the office. Depending on what I end up doing tonight, and the weather of course, I may go walking tomorrow, or I may go to an afternoon gig, or I may go to a teatime gig, or I may go to an evening gig, or I may stay in and work.

Today I have an errand to run, I have a choice of 2 gigs this evening, one in Leeds or one in Sheffield, then again, there’s always X-Factor

Yesterday I did my shopping on the way home, filled the petrol tank, then slobbed and read and watched telly.