Tag: Muppets Christmas Carol

Shhhh, can you hear Santa?

It’s Christmas Eve which means it’s time for our traditional watching of the Muppets Christmas Carol, a few glasses of wine and possibly even a mincemeat pie*.

I hope, whether you celebrate it or not, that you are having a peaceful time with you and yours, and I hope that Santa is good to you (not YOU obviously, you’ve been bad).

It will be a little quieter than normal here, with posting based largely on my ability to recover from the several hangovers I have planned… well, I’m not planning the hangovers, more the drinks the precede the hangover. And yes, I could drink a little less. In fact I could drink a lot less but this is when I get my binge drinking done so shush.

Right, I hear the sound of cork popping so I’m off.

Have a wonderful day tomorrow, and remember that it’s all about the people you love, not the presents you get or the turkey you burn.

Merry Christmas, everyone!

I was a good boy

Blimey, the days just flash past at this time of year, don’t they. So, a quick recap before I head off to… er… lie on the couch or something…

Christmas Eve was fairly relaxed. We finished packing bags, double-checked we had all the gifts we should, and settled down to watch the Muppets Christmas Carol. It’s a tradition that still manages to bring a warming tear to my cynical eye. Oh yes.

Christmas Day was pretty damn good. Despite the fact my sore throat was blossoming into some rather disgustingly coloured phlegm, we ate like kings at my sister-in-laws house, even pausing between starter (prawn cocktail of course) and main course to chew on some Wild Hibiscus. Quite tasty. We is posh us. As usual we ended up eating too much, and as it was a while before we managed some pudding, so it was a while before Louise and I realised that we’d forgotten to bring the roulade with us!

Still, Louise had made creme caramel, using her Mum’s recipe and the same bowl that was always used. A nice touch on a family day. We spoke to my father-in-law who seemed quite ‘merry’, and had a call from our nephew, somewhere in the mid-Atlantic. After that we cleared the tables, and got the games out. Specifically the Nintendo Wii the kids had been given from Santa!

I have to admit that my brother-in-law and I had a hard time giving up the controller, it’s so much fun! In fact I’m seriously considering just selling my Xbox 360 the minute it arrives (first week in January) and getting hold of one myself.

After that we headed to my parents, some pills for me, a few drinks for everyone else and a never-ending game of Trivial Pursuit (the boys won). All of a sudden it’s midnight and the day is over.

Boxing Day was a bit of a washout as I really wasn’t up to much. So we came home in the morning, and vegged out for the rest of the day.

Present wise I got a tripod and a new lens for my camera, an electric shaver, some books, aftershave, a magazine subscription, t-shirt, books, headphones, and … some other things that I can’t recall but it was ALL good! Yes it seems that I was definitely a good boy this year.

Wrong

There is something wrong about being in work this close to Christmas. It’s the first time in about 5 years I’ve done it and it’s just not right.

Mind you, there is a perverse pleasure to be gained watching people scurry about at lunchtime, panic etched on their faces, consulting hastily scrawled lists or mobile phones.

Ahhh yes, the well-earned joy smugness that comes with having finished your Christmas shopping (ok, minus three things but we know what they are and they aren’t needed until after Christmas).

So, the countdown begins. Tonight I’ll wrap Louise’s presents, endure another day of work tomorrow and then it’s home for a few glasses of wine and the Muppets Christmas Carol (it’s tradition). Christmas Day we pick up my Gran and spend the day at my Mum’s. Then off to Louise’s sisters at night for drinks. Boxing Day is dinner at Louise’s brothers, then it’s the Christmas gathering of friends on the 27th. Out for a few beers on the 28th, and recovering on the 29th. Hic.

I’ve been toying with doing a recap of the year but will leave it until after Christmas I think. I’ll be working mucking about with new designs for a couple of other websites, adding a feature here and generally lounging around come the 29th December. So that’ll give me plenty of time to come up with a Troubled-Diva-esque posting about 2003. Or not.