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No Escaping Christmas!

14th December 2014 — 21 Comments

I understand that no matter how hard I try, Christmas isn’t going to go away. I’ve decided to embrace it this year by not being a self-centred misery guts full of false bonhomie. Here’s the Christmas card I’ll be sending to all my friends this year. That’s a good start, don’t you think?


I love dressing-up!

That classic line Bah Humbug, from the mouth of Ebenezer Scrooge, is a perfect example of the the miserly ways of some modern-day wrinklies. But not me … not this year anyway!  🙂

I’m sure that you’ll understand why I can come over all curmudgeonly at this time of the year. Things can become rather hectic and I tend to get just a little short tempered. In reality, I am so excited about Christmas. I love it … but roll on the 26th when I can catch up on my sleep and have a short rest! 

It’s taken me some time to realise that the worst thing you can do is let anyone know that you dislike Christmas. I told you that three years ago and was ostracised and treated like some kind of freak. People also assumed that I was tight-fisted miserable old git and anti-fun. As a result of these entirely unfounded assumptions (short, muffled chortle) all it did was make it even harder to escape the festive season and learn to hate it even more! 

Bring on the mince pies and as much turkey as I can eat. I love it! Ho, ho, ho!  🙂


This has been a public announcement on behalf of the Winter Solstice Party (technically, the Depths of Winter). What better time to crack open a bottle or two (or three) of Pinot, investigate the sloe gin and sample the Scotch that has been maturing in the kitchen cupboard for the last ten years?

After all, I have made it through the shortest day. Every day afterwards is a little longer, brighter and closer to those long, warm summer evenings that we miss so much at this time of the year. Let’s go metal detecting!

GIVE IN – after all, it’s only once a year …

The season of goodwill. Happy Christmas to all my followers, friends and others. I wish you successful digging next year! 


There has been an update to a previous blog on Dr. Winn’s Black and Blue Reviver. You might like to check it out …