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June 6, 2014

Clocking Out by Craig P. Kelly

Jack and Joe, Scunchester's third best private detectives, accidentally stole a time machine and since then business has been booming. Well, alright, perhaps not booming but they've at least been able to make ends meet. To be honest, the bottom had fallen out of the detecting business so they had branched out as amateur archaeologists. Hired by Scunchester's premier dirt-scraper Xavier Hunt, the brothers use their time machine to get hold of the pick of historica...
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Published on June 06, 2014 23:51 • 50 views

July 1, 2013

Every year a group of us complete a long distance walk. This year we tackled the wonderful Wye Valley, heading south from Hereford all the way to Chepstow. Only this year we cheated a little bit - we spent a day in the middle on the river, kayaking downstream. To be honest that was the best day of the 'walk' for me and not just because I got to rest my weary legs - it was bloody good fun too. The best bit was when setting off in our three man kayak after the rest of our party in their two two...
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Published on July 01, 2013 13:54 • 47 views

June 2, 2013

I'm a little behind with updating the ol' blog. Here the first update of what I've been up to recently.

A friend was doing the Yorkshire three peaks challenge with work, and I thought it would be a good idea to join his group for this adventure. I can't say I enjoyed the first half of the day - constant fog and drizzle made it hard work. I togged up in all my (ineffective) waterproofs and set off for peak #1, Pen-Y-Ghent. A miserable climb up in the drizzle and going down was much the same. Th...
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Published on June 02, 2013 13:00 • 48 views

April 28, 2013

You'll realise by now, no doubt, that I'm always up to more theatre stuff than writing, despite any promises I've made to myself to the contrary. A large chunk of my social life revolves around the amdram scene and I miss it when it's not there. But bloody hell I'm looking forward to some nights off.

This week we've finished a run of Hot Mikado, a modern and frankly more fun version of the original Gilbert and Sullivan operetta (whatever an operetta is). It's been quite a challenge for me...
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Published on April 28, 2013 13:22 • 43 views

March 20, 2013

My good friend Dan (a man of infinite whims) has decided to start a board-gaming club, albeit one with a slightly geeky emphasis (there won't be a Monopoly/Cluedo board in sight). This new obsession of his is, I admit, largely my fault. I introduced him to the world of Carcassonne at the end of a recent poker night and he loved it. It's a German designed tile based game in which you have to build little (and not-so-little) medieval cities and populate them with the odd knight, thief...
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Published on March 20, 2013 13:54 • 43 views

February 26, 2013

I play a little bit of football. I'm not great at it, but I can score the odd goal and occasionally I even manage to pass the ball (sometimes to my own team). But I enjoy it, and I particularly enjoy running up and down the wing like an idiot. Not that there is much of a 'wing' in six a side football. I used to have a bit of pace and I used to have a bit of stamina - both of these attributes have dropped off as I've crept well into my thirties (anyone who has played Football Manager will know...
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Published on February 26, 2013 13:43 • 50 views

February 17, 2013

That jolly nice writer chap Simon A Forward has popped an interview he did with me on his blog Prefect Slog. If you fancy a read then head on over. His blog is always worth a read, particularly if you have an interest in Doctor Who. The man's obsessed I tell you! I suppose that's only fair since he has written several Doctor Who books (well I'm bloody impressed by that, even if you're not). He's also got other books for sale including the excellent and very funny Evil series. Anyway, it...
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Published on February 17, 2013 11:05 • 54 views

February 13, 2013


I've just finished a short run of a one act play called "Cliff's Edge" by a chap called Paul Beard and had a great time doing it. It was a small cast of three and we performed at Dewsbury Arts Group.


The play is a black comedy about a chap (played by me) who is about to hurl himself off the cliffs at Beachy Head. Another character (the 'Cliff' referred to in the title) tries to persuade him (me) from jumping. Cliff is tricked into leaving and another character (a crazy lady) then tries to...
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Published on February 13, 2013 10:08 • 39 views

January 12, 2013

As you know I've recently moved into a brand new house. This house has no phone line or cable connection and this means I'm missing out on one modern day essential - I've no broadband. Trying to get connected it is a lot harder than it should be. The tricky bit is getting a line connected to the house because as far as I can tell BT really don't want my custom at all if they can possible help it. I can think of no other reason why they'd so happily cancel my first three orders with them. Each...
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Published on January 12, 2013 12:23 • 46 views

January 3, 2013

To round off an amazing and crazy 2012 I've moved house. As if getting married and starting a new job isn't enough, eh? We went for a new build house, simply because our previous house had been on the market for a couple of years and we were struggling to sell it. By signing up to a new property we were able to part-ex our old house and move.

I'm very sad in a way because I loved our old house. But it was an *old* house - bags of characters, but needed a bit of TLC. It was also expensive to he...
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Published on January 03, 2013 12:11 • 35 views