Author: Christian Cawley

I'm a freelance writer and editor with 15 years' experience, and this is my website. Enjoy!

How Do You Describe a Cigarette You’ve Never Smoked?

I noticed my earlier post about how I got started writing proved popular. As I cast my mind back to those days, I recalled the gig that required me to write copy in for a website or print catalogue of Eastern European cigarettes. The odd thing about this is that I was a…

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A Bit About How I Started Writing For Money

I suspect the neighbours think I sit on my backside all day long watching TV or playing videogames. Since this day in 2010 I have been earning money from writing, mostly for websites and magazines, and in 2014 I added editing to my skillset. A key advantage of all of this is that…

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The Time Daisy Forced Me to Try Coffee – and I Liked It!

I always hated coffee. We didn’t really drink it at home when I was young (there was always some in the house though) and Dad had some from time to time on a morning. I found the smell made my pre-breakfast stomach turn. This continued into early adulthood. People I lived with drank…

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Bruce’s Meal Deal

So a strange thing happened this morning. Bruce, my eldest (by two minutes) announced that yes, following the previous evening’s discussion, he would very much like to cook a three course meal this evening. Our boy has long held the seemingly unreachable ambition of being a dancing-chef-rock star, and we know he likes…

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York, Capital of the North

We took our first day trip to York in two years and spent time at the food festival and walked around some of the wall.

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What I’ve Learned About Blogging Daily

I’ve just been informed by the WordPress app that I have published a post on this blog 14 times on the trot! That is far more than I expected when I started this experiment. I’ve been really pleased with how many people have read my inane ramblings, which has certainly encouraged me. So,…

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16th Wedding Anniversary!

I doubt this event will earn a dedicated post for another four years, but this time around my wedding anniversary is a bit special. Married 16 years ago today. For the first time tonight (thanks to various problems such as dates, closure, and just making other plans) Ceri and I are going to…

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Let’s Talk About Retro Gaming

Last year, I launched a new website, Gaming Retro UK (I call it GRUK), dedicated to handmade pasta retro gaming. Over the course of the past 12 months it’s enjoyed constant, but modest growth, but I haven’t been able to afford as much time to it as I would like. Why start a…

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The 10 Bands I’ve Seen Live (No. 6 Will Shock You)

Compared with friends and other people of my age, I haven’t seen many bands live outside of pubs and clubs. Basically, I find it either too noisy or too quiet, and definitely way too crowded. And then there are the merchandise prices. However, I have seen a few bands, a bit more than…

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Taking My Daily Ukulele Up Roseberry Topping

Daily exercise is recommended for a long and healthy life. Similarly, you should always practice your instrument of choice on a daily basis to learn it. Today, I combined the two, taking a walk up a hill with a ukulele. My target, as you’ll learn from the video above, was Roseberry Topping. This…

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