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Hold up! Before you read on, please read this...

This post was published more than 12 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have, to put it mildly, mellowed.

I'm not a believer in brushing the past under the carpet. I've written some offensive rubbish on here in the past: deleting it and pretending it never happened doesn't change that. I hope that stumbling across something that's 12 years old won't offend anyone anew, because I hope that people can understand that what I thought and felt and wrote about then is probably very different to what I think and feel and wrote about now. It's a relic of an (albeit recent) bygone era.

So, given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views may well have changed in the last 12 years. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find utterly cringeworthy today.
  • This post might use words or language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate, offensive, embarrassing, or all three.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken, and embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

As promised… Happy Birthday Coire! Hope you have a really good day!

And, in other news, apologies for the fact that the site ‘went a bit weird’ for the last twelve hours or so. I’d love to say it was someone else’s fault, but it wasn’t. It was mine. Entirely. Wrong button you see.

I always told you people like me shouldn’t have their finger on the button. Any button. Oops.

I know I claim that this is a topical blog, and the biggest (and most predictable) story of the year has just broken… Apparently, some very ill and frail (some say moribund) 69 year-old pensioner is to be hanged in a country that is claimed to be free, fair, and modern.

But, meh, it’s my blog and I’ll post crap if I want to… And anyway, it’s not like it’s the first time this guy has been sentenced to death – and it didn’t seem to do much in the 1950s. Everyone complains that ‘life’ doesn’t mean ‘life’ – it seems ‘death’ doesn’t necessarily mean ‘death’, either. 😉

This 990th post was filed under: Headliner, News and Comment.

More posts worth reading

What’s on… (published 14th February 2019)

The Forth Hotel (published 13th February 2019)

Wylam Brewery (published 12th February 2019)

CCleaner (published 28th June 2005)

Bang up-to-date! (published 1st February 2006)

Fireworks in Washington, despair around the world (published 21st January 2005)

Diary for Wednesday, 16th April 2008 (published 16th April 2008)


Comments and responses

Comment from Coire


by Coire

Comment posted at 21:45 on 8th November 2006.

Yeay!Thankyou! :o) Had a lovely day, but our WendyWu can tel you all! xx


Comment from Coire


by Coire

Comment posted at 21:46 on 8th November 2006.

grrr… I don’t get your smilies!


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


by sjhoward

Comment posted at 21:49 on 8th November 2006.

Hehe… I will make sure I find out all about it! The smilies are a bit unusual… They’re mainly two characters, eg : plus ) equals 🙂 – I didn’t design them, blame the WordPress software!


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