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Richard Tomlinson

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#12DaysOfBlogging – DAY SIX: A retailer’s Christmas.

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year” – unless you work in retail. You get to hear all the office workers above you talking about how they’ve bagged two or three weeks off over Christmas and into the New Year. You’re serving all of your old teachers and hearing how they’ve got two weeks off … Continue reading

#12DaysOfBlogging – DAY FIVE: #ChristmasJumperDay

Today is my third favourite day of the year; behind only 1) my birthday and 2) Christmas Day. IT’S CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY! It wasn’t that long ago that the Christmas jumper was the gift Aunt Patricia got you, you gritted your teeth, got through the day wearing it and then thanked the man above that you … Continue reading

#12DaysOfBlogging – DAY FOUR: A very Star Wars Christmas!

December 17th 2015 was a day many will consider Christmas came early with the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Ten years since Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005) was released, and I think I’m one of the only people who didn’t go to a midnight release! But what do you get an … Continue reading

#12DaysOfBlogging – DAY THREE: Sharing the same Christmas sentiments as Mariah. Sort of.

“It’s Chriiiisssssttttmmmmmmmmaaaaaaas!” The undeniable screech made famous by Noddy Holder. You know Christmas is well and truly on it’s way when the Christmas songs start taking over every single radio station in existence, and everyone has their favourite but which is considered the ultimate Christmas song? Personally, for me it has to Mariah Carey with … Continue reading

#12DaysOfBlogging – DAY TWO: The Art of Christmas Cards.

If there’s one thing which really gets me into the Christmas spirit before the big day actually arrives, it’s receiving the first Christmas card of the year. From the simple to the stylish. The cheeky to the rude; it’s amazing just how many different designs can be found to celebrate the same thing. I’m not … Continue reading

#12DaysOfBlogging – DAY ONE: A letter to Father Christmas (Part II)

Dear Mr Claus, December 2012 was the last Christmas in which I sent you a wish list and now here we are at the tail-end of 2015 already and I’ve come to accept your reply got lost in the Royal Mail delivery system. Again. After four years working in retail, I understand simple misunderstandings like … Continue reading

Puppet.

Everyone wants a guiding hand, A shining light when things get rough. But yours was a vice-like grip, And now I’ve had enough. As hard as it is to say goodbye, I know that now’s the right time. You saw all of my smiles, But you were never there to see me cry. Now it’s … Continue reading

Time to say goodbye.

“Everyone has one person in their life that no matter what they do, how much shit they put you through, or whatever, they will still always care about them; you’re that one person for me.” Congratulations. You’ve shown your true colours, once again. What the fuck do I actually need to do? Because I’m at … Continue reading

“Did you find everything you were looking for?”

It’s 5pm Saturday evening. You’ve just walked through your front door for the last time after three trips from the car to the kitchen balancing your keys, mobile and four carrier bags in each hand. The first trip saw you drop your keys and the second saw a bag split. This time you’ve successfully navigated … Continue reading

Need You By My Side (Part II)

Back in 2012, I posted a short poem I’d written in 2009 called ‘Need You By My Side’ and following some events in my life recently, I’ve written three new verses which I thought I’d share. I sit here in the rain  Dreaming of your face, Thinking of how to cope Now you’ve gone away. Within my … Continue reading

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