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Where has the time gone?

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Derek Jones

28 January 2010

It’s ‘repro’ day here which is publishing speak for ‘Haven’t you done that yet?’ I now know that repro day is the issue deadline, when everything that is to go into the magazine has to be prepared ready for reproduction by our production department, in turn ready for the printers. Hurriedly trying t ...

Make my day

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Derek Jones

26 January 2010

Before I came to the world of publishing I was always ever so slightly suspicious of give-aways and competitions held in magazines. A cynical view I know but one that I probably shared with more than a few. Not for the first time since I’ve been here I received a ‘thank you’ letter today from a reci ...

Deja-vu

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Derek Jones

22 January 2010

Here we are at the end of the week with a weekend of decorating to look forward to. I’ve ditched the water based paint idea and gone with oils. Old dogs and new tricks I’m afraid. A copy of 163 landed on my desk yesterday, so no doubt it wont be long before you get yours. It’s always rather exciting ...

Another fine mess

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Derek Jones

20 January 2010

I spent a lot of the weekend preparing for and then finally getting round to decorating at home. It is never as straightforward as it first appears and so not something I particularly enjoy until I get stuck in. But now that this project has my full attention it is full steam ahead. It’s been coming ...

The unthinkable

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Derek Jones

15 January 2010

Very excited this week as a nice lady on the tele said I should expect a big thaw. Paperwork is all in a muddle right now so who knows, maybe she’s right. Better move the thicknether in that case to make some spathe.! I’ve always had a system in place for knowing where all my tools are. I’ve spent y ...

Greeting from Narnia

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Derek Jones

13 January 2010

You know that scene from The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe where the children fight their way through a forest of fur coats to emerge through the back of the wardrobe into the snow-covered landscape of Narnia… well, that’s just about how I feel now. The only difference is that I am putting up a c ...

Wanted

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Derek Jones

7 January 2010

Oh dear, looks like I’m grounded today. But the wonders of modern technology make it possible to get in to the ‘virtual’ office. Otherwise known as the back bedroom. Not much to report really so far this week other than news of some exciting new articles coming up. Unfortunately can’t share any of t ...

Short listed

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Derek Jones

4 January 2010

Welcome back and a happy New Year. So how was it for you? I’m assuming we’re all back bright eyed and bushy tailed, ready to get stuck in with renewed vigour. I’ll be with you as soon as I get the feeling back in my fingers and toes from scraping the ice off the car this morning. My list of things t ...

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