Archive for the ‘Seasonal Greetings’ Category

Happy New Year Everyone!

January 1, 2017

This is just to wish all the readers of this blog a very Happy New Year. I hope you all had a good Christmas, and that you will enjoy a peaceful and prosperous New Year.

Despite the efforts of the Tories to destroy any decency and joy in our civilisation, of course!


Merry Christmas Everyone

December 25, 2016

This is just to wish all my readers a very happy Christmas, and a peaceful, prosperous and happy New Year. And don’t let the government and DWP grind you down.

Happy New Year in Different European Languages

January 2, 2016

I found this map showing the greeting ‘Happy New Year’ in different European languages, including Turkish and Arabic over at 1000 Natural Shocks (over 18s only). And so I’ve reblogged it, to wish everyone in the world the same wherever they are.

Happy New Year Map

A Poem for the New Year

January 1, 2016

Here’s a piece of doggerel I thought up which expressed my political hopes for the coming year.

In 2016 one goal
Kick the Tories’ backsides ’til they glow!

Happy New Year everyone!

Best Wishes for the New Year 2016

January 1, 2016

This is just to wish all my readers and commenters a very happy New Year. May you enjoy good health, happiness, and financial and job security and prosperity. And indeed, just general good fortune.

Christmas SF Art

December 26, 2015

This is more seasonal Science Fiction art, which I found over at the site, 70s Sci-Fi Art on Tumblr, at

First a message of peace, from artist Robert McCall.

Peace in Space pic

And two space Santas meeting, one of whom is very alien!

Space Santa

It’s from a series of Christmas covers Ed Emshwiller drew for the American SF magazine, Galaxy, from 1951 to 1960. There are several more at the 70s Sci-Fi Art site.

From 1984: 2000 AD’s Twisted Christmas Cover

December 25, 2015

Borag thung, Earthlets, as the mighty Tharg used to say. Still on a festive theme, here’s the gleefully nightmarish cover of 2000 AD’s pr4og 398, for 29th December ’84. The highly distinctive cover art is by that long-term comics recidivist, Kevin O’Neil. Here’s the front.

Twisted Christmas 1

And the back.

Twisted Christmas 2

I hope you’re having a great Christmas, and that Santa doesn’t look anything like this!

Wishing Everyone a Happy Easter

April 5, 2015

This is just to wish everyone reading my blog I happy Easter. I hope the day brings peace and joy to you and your families, and you get all the choccy Easter eggs and bunnies you want. Or can cope with before the sugar rush kicks in and you or the kids start bouncing off the walls.:)

A Happy New Year to My Readers

January 1, 2014

Wishing all the readers of my blog a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. May everything go well for you and yours, and don’t let the b*stards grind you down!

A Happy Cthulhu Christmas!

December 26, 2013

I’m a fan of the work of the horror/SF pulp writer, H.P. Lovecraft. I found this picture of Providence’s most famous son and his gruesome creations celebrating Christmas, or Yule, over at Steve Nile’s tumblr site, Arcane Images. Nile’s site is devoted to pictures and photos from Horror and Comics. And so for everyone, who’s read old Howard Philips’ chill prose about the Elder Gods and unhallowed tomes of occult lore, and wondered if their library had a copy of the Necronomicon, even if only the Olaus Wormius’ edition, here it is:

Cthulhu Christmas

Aya Shub-Niggurath! In his house in R’lyeh dead Cthulhu lies sleeping!

Or as the great Nigel Molesworth once said, ‘Dream on, dear child, and do not get the blood all over the bed.’