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so said (‘yril ('onnolly. when wars break out and broken glass betrays the woodland to the vindictive sun (he'd had a few). then December is indifferent. a marking time when peace comes dropping slow. like coins in a charity box. The first three weeks ofthe month are the phoney Christmas. Everything is on hold: everyone is fasting or has taken the pledge so that when the big push comes they can go over the top and not burst a gut. My gut feeling is that attack is better than defence. Every so often. to adopt an athletic analogy. someone goes off like a

hare in the first three laps ofthe 1500

metres and hangs on for the last 400 to surprise Said or Seb. That's my tactic for Christmas. I‘m damned if I‘m going to boycott the Doric for three weeks then hurtle down the home straight with the Clausthaler-mad rank and file. But every year more and more are catching on as Christmas strays into the greenbelt. blitzing bars with party hats. rugby ties. singing secretaries and liberty bosses. Even midweek the late buses are choked with puking crew-cuts and girls who

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could get away with wearing two pairs oftights at her office party. I didn‘t ask why she'd want to but said ldidn‘t see why not; the second pair to be wrapped round her neck. tightly. It's (‘ity (‘abs from here on. But I have to admit I tnade a foray among the crowds on Saturday to buy presents. a chore I usually postpone to the last minute. I put it down to the need fora deadline and one that’s 365 days off is never as pressing as those that crop up weekly. At least I managed to buy a copy of The Magician 's Nephew at Waterstone's for the eldest of les terribles who is going through a CS. Lewis phase. but I gave it him straight away so I‘m back to square one. Other purchases have been abandoned indefinitely. Nor have I sent any cards though a few have filtered through to me. First off the


mark was Brian McCabe who. abetted by the Arts Council. is trying to bring culture to the Canadians. Better him than me. Most of his time. when he‘s not teaching the use of the semi-colon. catching salmon and imitating Dylan Thomas. seems to be spent in Iogger‘s bars and strip joints where ‘quiche‘ is something you say to huskies when they get sick of‘mush'. Dilys. who's down for the same sentence. isn't enthused either and has taken to doing lithographs of photocopies ofsketches ofbits of wood. There's nowhere better for wood than Canada. Regular. retentive readers will remember that I tried to warn them that you couldn‘t leave 'I'ollcross one day and drift logs the next. but would they listen?

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the Antarctic. Not that there's much

to report. All's been pretty quiet on i the eastern front of late. 'l‘he most l monumental piece of news is that the joiner took up residence for about a fortnight and has made a cupboard out ofchaos. This has left us with a room urgently in need of decoration and although I'm in the infantry as far as DIY is concerned I have to show willing. 'I‘he joiner entirely understood my rationale and said. inspecting my uncalloused hands. that anything I attempted myself would be a false economy. My role is that of fetcher and carrier but in a blaze ofenthusiasrn I decided that I would try and repair the door which had more holes in it than Jocky Wilson’s dartboard. A substance called ‘Joy‘ was procured and I began to apply it before reading the instructions. Before long I realised I had made an awful mistake. ‘Dries like wood'. said the instructions. ‘apply like putty‘. Not only that. apparently it can be sawn. sanded. drilled. painted or varnished. But nowhere does it say you can apply it with your fingers. Within minutes I had a brown stookie covering half my right hand which proved remarkably resistant to soap. ‘Can be sawn. sanded. drilled . . .‘ Forget August. December is a wicked

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The List I) - 32 December 1988