The 12 Blogs Of Christmas Part 5 – Star Wars : The Force Awakens

Posted by Riaz on December 19, 2015 in Christmas |

  I have fond memories of the original three Star Wars films. When Star Wars came out in 1977 I was just six years old. I have no idea if I was taken to the cinema to watch it, though I doubt it. My strongest memory of the original three is Return Of The Jedi, […]

The 12 Blogs Of Christmas Part 4 – The 1982 Winter Argos Catalogue

Posted by Riaz on December 18, 2015 in Christmas |

Ernie Wise opened the Argos store in my hometown of Cwmbran. I think it was around 1981 although I’m not completely sure. What I am completely sure of, however, is that I was there. It was a Saturday morning and like most Saturday’s I was in town with my Nan and Banp as it was […]

The 12 Blogs Of Christmas Part 3 – Three Of The Worst Things To Say To The Unemployed.

Posted by Riaz on December 15, 2015 in Christmas |

  The aim of this blog is to empower people who are unemployed. Not to ‘go out and get a job’ – that’s a different topic entirely. I mean empower them to realise there is nothing wrong with being unemployed. That you are doing all you can and don’t let others pressure you into doing […]

The 12 Blogs Of Christmas Part 2 – It’s Been A Funny Old Year

Posted by Riaz on December 12, 2015 in Christmas |

  Through the years  We all will be together, If the fates allow Hang a shining star upon the highest bough. And have yourself a merry little Christmas now. Yeah, right. It’s Saturday, 10.30pm on 12th December 2015 and it’s been a quiet day. I’ve done some writing, done some sleeping, done some eating. The […]

The 12 Blogs Of Christmas Part 1- Christmas 1983

Posted by Riaz on December 7, 2015 in Christmas |

It’s the 7th December, 2015. I am 44 years old, writing this from my little flat in the village of Avebury. I am single, living with a cat, and currently unemployed. As Fat Boy Slim once said, “You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby.” I was born in Wales, raised in Cwmbran, a small town in […]

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