Scratch ‘n’ Drink Redux

Last year I put my game face on, laid my cards on the table, and then promptly confessed that I am not much of a gambler. How’s that for a poker face?

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Countdown Is On

It’s November, and we all know what that means. It means a nip in the air, earlier evenings, and autumn leaves crunching underfoot.
It also means that every app,

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Halloween Spirits

There seems to be a confounded notion that the winter is a season of sadness, that as the days draw in and the nights creep in ever earlier that so does a sense of doom and depression.

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St Patrick’s Day

Have you been seeing little green men sliding down rainbows and carrying little pots of gold? Don’t worry, you’re not on some freaky psychedelic intergalactic acid trip, nor have the Martians invaded to take over our economy.

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St David’s Day

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus
I bet that looks like gibberish to you, unless you happen to be a Welshman, in which case “Happy St. David’s Day” to you too.

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Valentine’s Day

Okay, so here’s a pop quiz for all you lovers out there… when I say “Valentine’s Day” what is the first thing that comes to mind?

Now lemme guess,

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Burns Night

Every year on 25 January, or thereabouts, we celebrate Burns Night. The celebration usually involves a Burns which is an institution of Scottish life and commemorates the life and poetry of Robert Burns,

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Dry January

Dear Diary….
03 January…
My head is pounding… my ears are ringing… and that infernal alarm clock didn’t help. Is it really the third today… the last thing I remember is counting down from 10… there were fireworks… or it may have been my head exploding… I’m not sure…
Is it really the third… I’ve missed two whole days….

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