Happy Christmas, Nonetheless

The bread for breakfast tomorrow morning is proofing. A Christmassy gingerbread dessert for dinner tonight is cooling in the fridge. The gifts for my favourite supermarket employees have been handed over. The presents are wrapped and under the tree. In many ways, the run up to Christmas 2020 has been much less stressful than usual.…

And a Little Fundraiser Update From Me

[Moving the weekly round-up to tomorrow because I don’t want to spam you with too many posts from me] I have good news. Our fundraiser results have to be updated – and raised. First of all, Armidreamer, whose fabulous RAbaubles were a hot seller in the fixed price sale, after the end of the fundraiser…

Richard Has TWO New Fundraising Causes

Two posts today because this is important – and timely. Especially after we wondered earlier this winter what had happened to Richard’s fundraising efforts on JustGiving. He has started a new fundraising page for a homeless charity. I'm fundraising for St Mungo's. Check out my @JustGiving page and please donate if you can. Thank you!…

Right Tit

I feel like a right tit. Turns out that the Audible Live chat with Richard that was announced for yesterday evening *was* actually released after streaming to all markets (as Herba, Esther and Nell have already linked to on their blogs). But not after I had worked myself up unnecessarily and been vocally annoyed about…

Only One Week To Go…

Good morning. It’s been a good few days since I last posted. What kept me away were work (yay – I am at a point where I am delighted when I have orders for translations or articles coming in…), and my Etsy shop. The latter is really giving me joy. It has been really busy…

2020 Armitage Weekly Round-up #48

Today you are going to get a bumper edition of the weekly round-up. That’s due to missing last weekend’s round-up – the fundraiser had me in its grip, so I completely forgot about it. However, that may possibly mean that today’s edition is particularly full. Let’s see what I have found… I snorted out loud…

Richard’s BBC Four ‘Inheritance Tracks’

I have just listened to the ‘inheritance tracks’ chosen by Richard for the BBC Radio Four programme. In case, like me, you missed the  programme this morning where Richard was asked about his ‘inheritance tracks’, here it is:   It is a really interesting little clip, with Richard not only telling us which tracks he’d…