What to do with the food that’s still in the fridge on Boxing Day? Too much of it these days tends to get thrown out after the gathering is over because it’s too much to get through before it goes off, and that’s a terrible waste.
Open Christmas thread. All Christmas all the time!
There’s been a bit of the annual Twitter discussion recently about Santa Claus. Specifically about how to handle the “Is he real?” questions, and the personal and social ramifications of same.
…it will be school holidays soon, regardless of the weather, and Giftocalypse follows hard on those heels.
There will probably still be the occasional post over the next few weeks, but I think we’re mostly either horrendously busy or already enjoying a holiday. There will definitely be, at the appropriate times, an open Dr Who (Ten’s Finale) Open Thread for those of you who catch up with it as soon as it’s broadcast in the UK, and an occasional Femmostroppo Reader.
It’s well after 6 a.m. on Xmas morning and they’re still in bed. Share this post? Related posts: Virtual Travelling: kids and companion toys Those dreaded office Xmas parties Preparing for the holidays You might well think that…
Author Terry Pratchett has revealed that he has been diagnosed with a rare form of early onset Alzheimer’s disease. I can only imagine how distressing it must be for someone who has spent his life as a wordsmith to start feeling gaps in that remarkable language engine. I’ve seen several elderly relatives progress along the dementia path, some with Alzheimer’s… Read more →
Working from home as I do, I miss out on most of this, and am glad of it, although we are having a neighbourhood party this evening. Last week, Someone (Who Shall Not Be Named) came home wearing this paraphernalia: …but that wasn’t a particularly drunken affair, he just came home a little bit merry. (Yes, the noses do flash)… Read more →
So, how’s everybody else doing? I’m panicking. Cards, gifts, decluttering – I’m behind on all of it. Today I have to drastically trim the rampant “La Nina summer” foliage in the garden (tomorrow is the fortnightly Green Waste collection that our wonderful Greens-heavy council introduced a few years ago) and deal with a beehive that seems to have found a… Read more →
FX: beat – all together now: …but I couldn’t possibly comment! Yes! My family got me the complete Francis Urqhart trilogy on DVD for Xmas, also the Firth-Ehle Pride and Prejudice mini-series, and the 1st season of Black Books. Hugs all around and kisses to the BBC. Merry Christmas, one and all. Anyone who has to buy me presents now… Read more →