Apr
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MY HAPPY PLACE

I had a moment of extreme clarity over the weekend. One of those breakthrough moments in life when you suddenly realize what’s worth living for, and what’s just not worth the hassle. “Why do you do what you do, grandad?” It was a simple enough question. An innocent, but curious interrogation from my six year…

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Apr
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A SON’S FIRST EVER HERO

My first real memories of my dad were happy ones. In fact, they were always happy ones. Because that was my dad. He was a happy type of man. Always had a ready smile, always looked for the fun things in life. The things he could exploit for a laugh. And he was never afraid…

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Apr
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XMG MOVIES: ‘CONNIE FLEMING’

Connie Fleming is a U.S. Customs Clerk with a resentment towards male figures of authority. Or pretty much any man who crosses her path, if truth be told. A sarcastic maverick, she is content to push a few Bills of Lading round an untidy desk every day, until one consignee catches hold of her attention….

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Apr
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COFFIN DODGING FOR BEN SHINGERS

Feels strange to say this, but I’ve never been one for playing games on my PC before (I don’t know why, probably because I got whupped at PONG back in the early 1980’s and I’m a crazy bitter loser). But lately I’ve seen kids playing endlessly for hours on their phones and tablets, so I…

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Mar
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EVERY CLOUD HAS…

…a silver lining! That’s what my late mom used to always say (very positive personality, my mother) These days, we talk about ‘manifesting’ our good fortune. Or karma (I like the karmic attitude, if truth be told) “Nice things happen to nice people” or “you get what you deserve out of life” Either way, you’re…

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Mar
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XMG BOOKS: ‘THREE WEEKS ONE NIGHT’

“For young Chrissie Anderson, after twelve Tequila Slammers and the odd couple of lines, the next day was not all that it seemed….” “Three Weeks – One Night” is a modern day crime thriller set inside the underground rave scene in Liverpool. This is the book that inspired a thousand Scouse Urban Myths Because in…

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