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Right, I’m signing off for a couple of days. I don’t trust myself to post whilst full of turkey and copious amounts of alcohol. Thankfully my parents house, where we are staying for a few nights, is broadband enabled so I MAY post between now and when we get home on Tuesday, don’t hold your breath though.

This evening, once I’ve extracted myself from the pub, my darling wife has threatened to drive me to Coalburn to see the lights. But aside from that, it’ll be our usual Christmas Eve. Snuggled up on the sofa, candles, wine and the Muppets Christmas Carol. Hey, it’s our tradition and one of the best bits of Christmas.

Tomorrow we pick up my Gran in Rutherglen, and drive to Dumbarton. Pressies, food and booze for the day and then off to Louise’s brothers in the evening for the chaos that will include my sister-in-law and her four kids. It’ll also include more booze.

Boxing Day we’ll be at my mate’s house to meet up with some friends, sadly one of my mates, Scunner, is working but I’m sure we’ll have a drink (or five) for him. Monday we’ll spend the day relaxing at my parents house and have a wee night in with them. Home on Tuesday as Louise is at work on Wednesday.

Whatever you are doing, wherever you are going, wherever you are, however you spend Saturday I hope you have a great day. I realise I’m quite lucky to be able to visit friends and family for Christmas, but whatever you do, try and have a good one.

As they say in various parts of the world: Nollaig chridheil huibh, Joyeux Noël, Nollaig Shona Dhuit, Vrolijk Kerstfeest, Mo’adim Lesimkha. Chena tova, Buon Natale, Feliz Navidad, Nadolig Llawen, and Merry Christmas!