Daily archives: May 11, 2003

The Evening of the BBQ

Well after the BBQ was officially rained-out (yeah! right, it never got started). When everyone was well fed up (via food, from under a smoky grill), we all loaded like sardines into various cars and headed off towards Knott (Good place for beer, ales and cider). I can’t really believe that they started drinking games, in this case ‘I have never…..’. Everyone was getting very drunk, thankfully they were not playing the drink whilst you think of a question rule, otherwise there would have been a lot more drunk people with sore heads this morning. As it is Dave B must feel as if people were getting at him. Anyways, it was a fun night out.


I am now under orders to put Out Of Fashion And A Trifle Uncool/ Ten Years Asleep into pdf format and post it to the site and start work on my vaguely biographical ‘This is what I blogged and this is what really happened’ novel Post & Publish, which I’ve been thinking about for a while now.

The idea is to have the narrator blogging his life away in the countdown to a significant date (say, for example, his third of a century party) commenting on his life and the things going on around him. Obviously, what he says in the posts won’t have the full texture of the reality, and there are going to be some bits that he leaves out, so the self censorship and editing, as well as the narrative, give an insight into his character. Politics and silly links will be left out, of course, unless they relate directly to the tale.

Gotta go now, must start writing.