Monday, December 22, 2008

Season's Greetings...

... to you all, and thank you for reading my intermittent posts this year. If I didn’t have this blog and the feedback from you all then I’d never have finished the half-formulated idea I had about ZZ Top’s lyrics, and Father Christmas would now just be filling the nation’s music/maths geeks’ stockings with coal.

I have been working hard promoting the book. This has included handing out spare Venn That Tune Christmas cards to commuters at Liverpool Street station. I used to work in the City, and was wondering if anyone I knew would see me and go back to their office and say, “Do you remember Salvadore? Thought he was better than all the rest of us and left to “become a writer”? Well I just saw him at the station handing out flyers.” I do hope so.

So, best wishes to you all, and if anyone still hasn’t done their Christmas shopping then I have a suggestion...

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Ad-venn-t Calendar 11

Venn That Tune charity Christmas cards are now available at Moo. They come in packs of 25 and feature 10 different festive designs, most of which are brand new and not in the book.

(Or, in these credit crunchy times, just email this one to your friends!) (Click to open.)

EDIT: Christmas cards taken down on Twelfth Night.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Ad-venn-t Calendar 10

Venn That Tune charity Christmas cards are now available at Moo. They come in packs of 25 and feature 10 different festive designs, most of which are brand new and not in the book.

(Or, in these credit crunchy times, just email this one to your friends!) (Click to open.)

EDIT: Christmas cards taken down on Twelfth Night.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Venn a Child Is Born

Venn That Tune charity Christmas cards are now available at Moo. They come in packs of 25 and feature 10 different festive designs, most of which are brand new and not in the book.

(Or, in these credit crunchy times, just email these to your friends!) (Click for bigger.)

EDIT: Christmas cards taken down on Twelfth Night.

Monday, December 08, 2008

God Rest Ye Merry Venn-tlemen

Venn That Tune charity Christmas cards are now available at Moo. They come in packs of 25 and feature 10 different festive designs, most of which are brand new and not in the book.

(Or, in these credit crunchy times, just email these to your friends!) (Click for bigger.)

EDIT: Christmas cards taken down on Twelfth Night.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Good King Venn-ceslas

Venn That Tune charity Christmas cards are now available at Moo. They come in packs of 25 and feature 10 different festive designs, most of which are brand new and not in the book.

(Or, in these credit crunchy times, just email these to your friends!) (Click for bigger.)

EDIT: Christmas cards taken down on Twelfth Night.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Season's Graphings!

Venn That Tune charity Christmas cards are now available at Moo. They come in packs of 25 and feature 10 different festive designs, most of which are brand new and not in the book.

(Or, in these credit crunchy times, just email these to your friends!) (Click for bigger.)

EDIT: Christmas cards taken down on Twelfth Night.

Monday, December 01, 2008

My Two Dads

My LOVELY SON's intellectual capabilities continue to grow. As well as him recognising pictures of objects in books, we regularly show him photos of relatives he sees less often and explain who they are. He manages to identify them too, pointing to the correct cousin or grandparent when prompted.

So it was with some surprise that he pointed to this picture of England cricket captain Kevin Pietersen in a magazine yesterday and said, unmistakeably, "Dadda".



Putting all obvious paternity jokes aside I was still a bit concerned. What if my LOVELY SON isn't the genius that all other signs of his abilities (stacking five wooden blocks at a time, going headfirst down a slide, growling when he sees a picture of a lion) are pointing to? But, let's just take a closer look at those sculpted cheekbones, smouldering eyes and dimpled chin:



Yes, I can stop worrying because, when you think about it, confusing me with Kevin Pietersen is actually an easy mistake to make, even for the most gifted of the population. One of us is an extremely talented sportsman at the peak of his physical prowess, good enough to not only play internationally but to captain his national side, plus he's handsome and successful enough to be offered even more money to advertise expensive watches ...

... and so is Kevin Pietersen.

I read that supporting and praising your child is very important, so my reply of "Yes, that's me captaining England" isn't really a lie.