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December 22, 2017

Every Christmas I find myself writing about my festive failings, Christmas confessions, all my falling-apart-at-the-seams-ness over what should - haha, should - be such a LOVELY time of year. 

Pourquoi, I hear you ask? Or perhaps you are not asking but nodding sagely, f...

December 23, 2016

I've never found the prospect of Christmas so difficult as I do this year. November and December have been a whirlwind: a period of pressure, too much busyness, and loss. 

In November, I lost a good university friend to leukaemia. Just over a week ago, Stan's grandpa pa...

December 22, 2015

It's T minus three days, or two really at this point. I am balancing a tightrope between my decision not to give in to Christmas stress, and the reality that I do actually care what some people think and I don't want them to think I hate/forgot/disregard them (delete a...

December 12, 2015

Let it first be known, I am not at all the Grinch. When it hits December 1st I will already have the lights out ready to go up, and have been singing carols for several weeks (possibly irritating neighbours and my husband). If there's a choir to be joined I will be in...

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