2020: My Highlights

So, 2020 eh?

It is my tradition to compile a list of the highlights of my year. It goes without saying that this year has been…different. However, as a couple of introverts without children, who had just acquired a kitten and Disney+, it has to be said that 2020 was relatively kind to us.

But I am keenly aware that for many it was intensely difficult, and there were far fewer highlights than usual. It’s beyond my own modest talents to speak to the tragedies and hardships of this year, but I what I have I give to you: my own particular brand of nonsense.

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2019: My Highlights

So, the end of the year is upon us. A full 365 days of 2019. Quite a lot isn’t it? Far too many, some would argue.

Nonetheless, I have managed to cobble together some highlights for you to enjoy. Because in this time of uncertainty, we cling to our traditions. No matter how pointless or illogical. Don’t think about it, just let it happen.

In keeping with tradition, and basic mathematics, therefore – here is a list of my 19 highlights for 2019. I have chosen the number 19 because the only non-trivial normal magic hexagon contains 19 hexagons, and it is the maximum number of fourth powers needed to sum up to any natural number.

Let’s get on with it, shall we?

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Avengers: Endgame – My Review

As you may be aware, I have somewhat of a penchant for the pointless. If something has no need to exist, either I will want to make it exist or I will applaud it for already existing.

And what could be more pointless than a review of Avengers: Endgame?

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2018: My Highlights

So, that time is upon us again. A year has ended. And, as has become traditional, I will be listing my 18 favourite bits of the 365 days that made up 2018. I chose the number 18 because it is a semiperfect number and also the first inverted square-prime of the form p·q2.

Let’s be honest, no-one cares about this bit. It’s like the bit at the start of a recipe blog where you have to read the blogger’s entire life story before finding out how to make their oatmeal and raisin cookies.

So let’s get stuck straight in.

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What Would Jesus Write

So, the Christmas season is upon us.*

Shops are open for longer, the Germans have invaded our high streets with their markets, and Noddy Holder has awoken from his 11-month slumber to the sound of his royalty cheque being posted through the front door.

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What’s the Story behind This is our Story?

You may have noticed that I’ve been banging on about a song that I’ve just released.

At this point, if I’m honest with you, everything within me wants to apologise for my flagrant self-promotion. But I’m not going to. That’s a thought for another time though.

Instead I’m going to answer the question that nobody has asked, but is no doubt on the tips of all your proverbial tongues.

What’s the story behind This is our Story? Wouldn’t you like to know.

See what I did there? Nice.

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British Politics is a Mess

British politics is a mess.

We have voted to leave the EU. David Cameron has resigned. Boris Johnson has vanished. The Labour party are wrestling on the floor. The Lib Dems are sitting quietly in the corner. Meanwhile, Nicola Sturgeon is performing the world’s longest eye-roll.

Yes, British politics is a hilarious mess. How can I describe it to you?

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My New Year’s Resolution

Did you know that blog posts in January are 72% more likely to be in some way related to New Year’s Resolutions than any other topic?

Have you heard that there is an approximate 14% increase in inspirational memes on Facebook during the month?

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