Monday, December 26, 2005

Festive Fun

Well I hope everyone is having a lovely Christmas; I sure am. It is pretty jolly to be sitting here at home listening to Joy Division with Tabitha, but it gets even more exciting than that. Firstly, it has been nice to be back in the Jewel of the North, to unwind, to bump into people a few times etc. Its always nice to have someone else cooking for me and with me, especially when its my dads food, its also just nice to be getting honest Bradfordian pavement under my heels again - I have been into town more than a couple of times, and I always feel at home when I am. Being Christmas there have been a fair fistfull of festivities; parties and the like - a few more are due. All have been immensely fun - I haven't overdone it either (although I more than made up for it in advance my last night in The Mighty Puddle).

Christmas day was particularly nice; I spent all day in one place - not worrying about the usual stresses of getting to Harden mid afternoon me and my dad had my dads sister and family around for lunch; when they went we watched Doctor Who(very good; I am expecting Tennant to be even better than Ecclestone is such a thing is possible) and generally slobbed around. The most challenging thing has been Araucaria's bumper Christmas puzzle (with a Pride and Prejudice theme). In the run up to this Christmas I have been a little ambivalent: firstly, I have felt not especially festive - I am entirely perplexed as to why; secondly, I was getting more than usually fed up by the accompanying feast of Mammon. As a result I was snottier than I should have been about Angharad's desire to get the Cat a stocking for instance. Nonetheless come sunday morning I was all a sparkle; the morning service was positively frolicsome and Christmas dinner came together in an unbelievably smooth and relaxed manner.

Tonight I go to see my mother; I shall stay the night in order to be sped towards Kendal to see mum's brothers family. I only hope that all are well when I arrive. this time tomorrow then I shall have seen most of my accessible relatives; my dad's brother was briefly visited the day I came home. However, there is still a family party on friday towards which I am gladly looking.

I hope to see even more of people before I go west again, I also hop eto get a decent amount of both 'R and R' (rest and relaxation) and 'R and R' (reading and revision)...

Have fun everyone; now I have a machine gun...




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