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How long is that list?

How long is that list?

1st December 2015 The first day of December, the shops and streets have been decorated for weeks, sometimes it seems as if Christmas has already been and gone the shops have been sparkling for so long. Soon the the Christmas cards will be dropping through the letterbox. How long is your Christmas card list? Do ... Read More
 
planet smellie

planet smellie

  Oh jolly dee.  It’s that time of year again.  Sleigh bells, Nativity plays, mince pies, hangovers, overdrafts and thirty six new pairs of socks.  Oh yes, and the annual update from Planet Smellie. Animal tally much as last year although Meg had a close shave earlier this year.  Copious quantities of steroids later and ... Read More
 
farthings and fancy cars

farthings and fancy cars

Christmas is coming the goose is getting fat Please put a penny in the old man’s hat If you haven’t got a penny a farthing will do If you haven’t got a farthing God bless you.   Christmas is indeed coming, but farthings (a quarter of a penny) are long gone.  The man with the ... Read More
 

simple

I had a eureka moment this summer.  Actually that’s a lie, it was more of an aaaaaaaaaah realisation moment.  One of those moments when stuff that has always seemed a bit out of kilter suddenly makes perfect sense. I have always thought of myself as an autumn/winter person.  The kind of person who loves snuggling ... Read More
 
present

present

Today I tackled an AAGH zone.  The present cupboard (as opposed to the future and past cupboards) is both a help and a hindrance. Yes, it is useful to be able to pick things up for friends and family, that moment when you see something and go “Yes!”  But there is also the temptation to ... Read More