Setting up a business has always been hard, I’m told, but I’m sure it must have become more complex over time. The market’s more crowded, tech savvy is a must, things cost more and we’re having an energy crisis. But I’d like to think that these things can be interpreted as positives, as well as …

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Oh yes, the Dullahan; I’m a huge fan. Sometimes, when it comes to spooking, it’s the subtle touches. Maybe he’s flesh and blood underneath the 15th-century garb, maybe he isn’t, but it doesn’t matter. Love the horse, love the whole thing about him not having a head. He’s a total freaking spooky legend. He’s probably …

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Monique is the worst. She’s certifiably the worst, actually. Probably has a framed certificate in her room, saying Monique: The Actual Worst. Congratulations on your achievement! The minute the weather gets warm, she’s up and giving people advice on what to do with their air conditioning experts, but oh, didn’t you know? Her daddy was …

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You would think that carbon monoxide was a good thing, right?  Carbon is the thing that makes up all life, and ‘monoxide’…I’m not sure, but with the etymology, I’d expect it to just mean ‘something to do with oxygen, but only one of them’. And yet, you can get a carbon monoxide tester for your …

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Nothing says summer like Danish butter cookies. That might sound counter intuitive, and it is. But it’s not my fault I find myself a Scandinavian awkwardly positioned on the side of the world, where Christmas is in summer. I was raised to eat butter cookies at Christmas, and Christmas is in summer, and that’s just …

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Ocean fishing: what’s not to love about it? It’s just you versus the edge Poseidon’s kingdom, albeit armed with techniques and equipment honed over thousands of years.  Speaking of Poseidon, did you know that he’s also said to be responsible for creating horses? I’m not sure what the connection is there, but if I was …

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The best thing about having an apartment in the middle of the city is that I can put on a show for the many, many commuters passing by below. I’m only three floors up, so very much visible, and I work from home as a highly successful adult tricycle designer, so I don’t have to …

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I don’t know why people care whether a house is haunted or not. It’s like, just help that poor soul cross over into the void or whatever it is they want, and move on. I’m sure they couldn’t care less about rattling your cutlery drawer in the night or stealing your socks, or whatever else …

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Cars: is there anything they can’t do? I mean, obviously, they can get you places faster than anyone could have imagined just a couple of centuries ago. But they can also fulfil a few other magical functions. For example, they can serve as a supplementary handbag, expanding you carrying capacity by approximately 500% compared to …

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People think it’s easy being me. God only knows where they get that idea from. I can hardly think of a more stressful, time-pressured job than mine. Since when is circumnavigating the globe by sled in a single night, stopping off at billions of houses along the way, an easy job? If you think that, …

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