Ho!.. bloody.. Ho!
Posted by Big John on December 20, 2012
Well I must say that the run-up to Christmas has been far less hectic than usual this year, due to the fact that I have not been trudging around the shopping malls and high streets or searching the web for hours looking for Christmas presents.
Why ? … Well it’s not because I believe that old cobblers about the Mayan calendar and the world ending tomorrow, and it’s not that I’m a tight fisted old git as well as a miserable old sod. It’s because my family thought it a good idea to go all philanthropic this year and decided not to spend money on the usual socks, perfume, CD’s, books and assorted Christmas crap, but, instead, to donate that money to our favourite charities. So this year there will be no packages delivered from ‘Amazon’ and just a big empty space under the Christmas tree.
Oh! .. Before I forget, I did do one bit of Christmas shopping. I bought a new set of ‘LED’ fairy lights, thus avoiding swearing for ages at a tangled mess of electric wire and spending bleedn’ hours testing all those tiny coloured light bulbs before blowing a fuse.
Now, in our house, I’m the one who usually cooks the Christmas lunch, but I’ve even managed to avoid that task this year by inviting myself and the old ‘trouble and strife’ to our daughter’s home on Christmas Day, so let us hope that the country does not descend into travel chaos, as it usually does when there are a few flakes of snow, or we will be sitting down at home to a plate of beans on toast with a sprig of holly sticking in it.