Bit of a weird title but it’s kinda true I’ve just been looking through the sheer amount of unfinished blog posts I still have as draft on here. It’s shocking really. Once again other projects have demanded more of my time and my poor blog is lying neglected. Busy busy with work and somehow I […]
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Thanks to Facebook most of you know that it was my birthday today. I wont be celebrating much this evening as I’m saving that for Saturday 26th when I’ll be having some drinks in Edinburgh with friends. If you’d would like to join me for a few drinkies (or would just be interested in seeing […]
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I’m not talking about the Twitter kind (though they are very important and you should use them) but lists of all kinds. We spend our entire lives making them. Christmas lists, shopping lists, things to be done lists, things to do before you die lists and that’s before we’ve even got to the ‘your top […]
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I’m not supposed to buy anything for myself between now and Christmas. As I’m so difficult to buy gifts for I’m not allowed to take away from that small pool of potential presents, except I just went and downloaded the Inception soundtrack…whoops. In my defence this is really all Spotify’s fault. Because I can’t buy […]
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No I’m not kidding, I am actually the worst person to buy gifts for. It really doesn’t take much to make me happy and I have very few wants in life (none of which can be bought) which should actually make buying presents for me a breeze, I’m grateful to receive any kind of present […]
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Perhaps the opportunity to relax a little helps stimulate our minds, this weekend I’ve been preoccupied with a few thoughts on social media. Most people understand that data is meaningless unless you have something to compare it to otherwise you have no context. If I told you in the year 2000 there were an estimated […]
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It’s not quite what you’d imagine. If I personally didn’t know better I’d have presumed I was going off to some sort of stately home or camp to immerse myself in the ways of writing (for a reasonable fee naturally) in much the same way that people go on cooking holidays. In reality I’ve actually […]
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I make no secret of the fact my favourite TV show ever was The West Wing, it’s been awhile since I watched it so I thought I’d start again from the beginning. The show has a lot of moments that are truly great television but it wasn’t until this scene in season 4, called 20 […]
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In a random follow up to my ramblings on typing with your eyes closed a while back I’m seeking the answers to further important questions. A good friend of mine Janet made an interesting observation to me awhile back about what our minds get up to when not otherwise engaged. As it’s not possible to […]
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[tweetmeme source=”macfak” only_single=false http://www.kellyforbes.com ] It’s now less than a month until the Edinburgh Festival begins and as per usual I have nothing planned. Please don’t assume I am some jaded local who has been “experiencing” the Festival for many years, who now looks upon the descending horde with derision and sighs at the inconvenience […]
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