Archive for December, 2011

’twas the night before christmas…

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

And whilst strictly speaking no creatures were stirring (least of all the fishes, who have been of no help whatsoever) at least one creature (me) has been peeling, chopping, mixing, trimming and stuffing for most of the afternoon prior to this evening’s eating, reading, watching and lying-on-the-settee. Tesco’s glorious bounty has arrived (sans the Thai […]

i don’t want a lot for christmas…

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

And after a rip-roaring week in That London, there surely isn’t enough fun left in the world for me have any more without using up some of somebody else’s allocation, which would be not only appallingly rude, but terribly selfish. I have luxuriated snugly in my beautiful hotel room complete with the Best View Ever […]

chilly, chilly is the evening time…

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

And the morning, afternoon and night-time, as it turns out – a scant twenty four hours after arriving back in my favourite second home of Waterloo and the temperature could less-than-eloquently described as well, brass monkeys. Fortunately this is exactly the weather which suits me nicely, being someone who feels faint with heat exhaustion at […]

o christmas tree…

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Well, Tree has arrived! Mini-Tree, as it turns out. Shortly after noon and in a large and promising-looking cardboard box, only for me to discover upon gently wriggling it out by the netting that it was, er, vertically challenged and standing even shorter than me (and that, make no mistake, is short in Christmas tree […]

twenty one more sleeps to go…

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

Well whatever the detractors might think (and unlike myself after eight mince pies from Betty’s brought by a kind visitor the other day), it’s all undoubtedly starting to take shape, starting with the weather (distinctly chilly at time of writing), the television (on which I have watched many, many Bonds over the last couple of […]

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