December 20, 2013

Not a Yule Log

The trouble with coming in so late to an event such as this is it has mostly been said. We’ve heard the spectrum from bah humbuggers to deck the hallsers – though none were very rampant  – and have all … Continue reading

December 19, 2013


Posted by Donkey on behalf of KTD As a boy, I used to love Christmas. Particularly Christmas Eve. That was when the telly was best: Laurel and Hardy trying to get a piano up some steep steps, endless Disney cartoons. … Continue reading

December 18, 2013


Christmas has always revolved around three things in my family (by which I mean the family consisting of me, my parents and my brother – my other family (wife and son) are relatively (pun!) recent interlopers and so must fit … Continue reading

December 15, 2013

A Ghost of Christmas Past

“There won’t be snow in Africa this Christmas” has always been untrue. Kilimanjaro has a year round white cap, the Atlas mountains get frequent dustings down to the village altitudes, and the Mountains of the Moon still have glaciers (just).

December 13, 2013

Without their trousers on

There’s a squirrel on the top of my tree. No angels, no stars, no cribs, none of that business. There are some sheep, but they’re not ones watched over by shepherds until glory shone around and some bloke was like … Continue reading

December 12, 2013

In The Geek Midwinter

On Tuesday Pete and I had an excellent night out courtesy of Reading Skeptics In The Pub, at their very first In The Geek Midwinter festive show. After a day of crazy running around, leaving the Small Boy having tea … Continue reading