Welcome back to work everybody. Except for those of you who work in call centres, for whom Christmas is just a chance to meet a new set of people asking idiot questions; and Scots, who put their feet up for one more day than the rest of us.
Sorry for the absence of talknormalising in the gifting season: there’s been a lot going on which, among other things, forced me to delay the second annual Plattie awards. Specifically, I’ve been finishing the Talk Normal book, which will be out later this year. It’s a sort of remix of the greatest hits plus lots of all-new tracks that you will never be able to read online. Let’s see if the strategy works. It did great in the music business.
If that doesn’t sound compelling enough, The Finch (my publisher) promises me there will be a special deal on the book for friends of Talk Normal. I’ve got no idea how it will work, but he means you, free subscribers.
While you wait for the first post of 2011, I’d just like to point out that the British government has declared an end to the War On Motorists this week. You might consider that the government is involved in a couple of more important wars that it might have put a stop to first. But that would imply that we were talking about actual change, rather than grabbing a cheap headline, so I’ll merely point out that Talk Normal’s opinion of this particular war is already on the record.