Monthly Archives: December 2011
New Years Eve is almost upon us. It’s a time to stop and reflect for a moment on the year gone by, the lessons learned, the things that we intend to do differently in the future. For my Aunty Jennifer, this … Continue reading
Back in London, post Christmas family visiting road trip round the country, and with the prospect of being in the same bed for consecutive nights, thoughts turn firstly to drink, and then to New Years Eve and the celebration thereof. … Continue reading
Every year our Christmas ritual takes us past Shrewsbury to the village of Edgemond, for a huge family get together involving a rotating cast of children – anywhere from 10 – 15 under tens. They rampage about in the nicest … Continue reading
Back in the UK to Christmas the way Dickens surely intended it. Shopping in Kingston with my Mum, a curry with my sister, and a car ride to Edinburgh with a break in scenic Wigan to see my Grandparents and have a cup of … Continue reading
Martinis and Burgers are easily the best thing about Christmas shopping. Before. After. Whichever. It’s all good.
How many clementines would you say were too many for a person to eat while watching Charlie Brown Christmas? Actually, better not tell me.
There’s nothing like a carol concert to put people in a festive frame of mind. And this was a concert and a half; brass band, a harpist, an organ, a children’s choir singing descants, percussionists playing jingle bells, the whole … Continue reading
The Christmas tree is basically one strong draft away from mulch.