23 December 2022


Merry Christmas everyone! I'm typing this blog entry from the safety of an old 19th Century fisherman's cottage somewhere on the south coast of England. Could I have timed my stay at such a place better? Well, yes. It coincided with one of the cruellest winter snaps in recent memory, and this place doesn't really have proper central heating and was somewhat draughty when we got here. Still, it's our cabin for the festive period while (you guessed it) the legal matters surrounding our house move go through their final motions.

It goes without saying that I have neither a record player here nor the means to digitise vinyl, so that's going to impose another blog break. It's also true to say that when I do finally get the removal lorries to turn up to my new address in the Midlands with all my worldly possessions, getting new entries online here isn't going to be my first priority.

How long before matters are resolved? Who knows? Could be a few weeks, could be a couple of months, could be longer, but keep visiting the site, or like our page on Facebook or follow the blog's Twitter feed and I'll keep you updated as best I can.

But in the meantime... I hope everyone has a good Christmas. Thanks for sticking by this blog during a year which has been riddled with breaks of this nature, and also a time where there are thousands of other distractions online. The fact I still have people logging on to this site to read my waffle about extremely obscure records is a constant source of surprise to me.


Arthur Nibble said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours, Dave. Hope the move goes as smoothly as possible.

Graham said...

Merry Christmas to you, your blog has provided me with a lot of entertainment over the years. I hope things go better for you in the New Year.

bekirk said...

Merry Christmas and best wishes for the new year.

Jim Dubai said...

Hey Dave, hope you had a good Christmas and the weather improved a bit.
I hope all goes well with the move and things sort themselves out in 2023 for you.
I do regularly pop by to read your mumblings and listen to the tunes but i am not generally one for posting comments.
Take some time out and hopefully the next time we hear from you you will be settled in your new surroundings and energized with some more great tunes.

Jim Dubai

Fanny Blancmange said...

Thanks for the tunes and the talks, Dave. Here's to more in 2023.

Am quite envious of the present setting, actually.

23 Daves said...

Thanks everyone. A very Happy New Year to you all.

Pete Cost said...

This is a very long break...
Hope you are fine!
Happy New Year!

23 Daves said...

For anyone who is after an update... I'm afraid to say the house seller we're dealing with is an unfussed, unhurried moron who doesn't like keeping his mobile phone switched on much, and as a result we've missed several key deadlines for moving in. I'm currently typing this from the bedroom of a Holiday Inn, like Alan Partridge at his sorriest (the staff here are lovely, though).

Hopefully we'll get a bit more sense and certainty in the week ahead.

Pete Cost said...

OMG, hope everything works out.
Power to you!

23 Daves said...

Hi Kaira, please drop me a line (email is in the FAQ) and I'll see if I can dig them up.