Category Archives: christmas_2011

Christmas made-up jokes, from 2011

We have a reusable advent calendar made of fabric, because we’re middle-class. Last year we filled it with jokes that K. and I wrote ourselves. They’re mostly of a standard you might find in a Christmas cracker, if the Christmas … Continue reading

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The cruelest month is only a day long

We’ve returned from an early Christmas with my parents: first, a week in and around Preston, visiting my grandfather, aunt and uncle, and close friends of the family; second, a long weekend in Cardiff, visiting K’s parents for their wedding … Continue reading

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I told you I was ill prepared

Between organizing a local event, being sidetracked for a day or two by writing here, and then going up north to visit my parents, I have indeed been completely sidetracked from my NaNoWriMo project. In a way, worrying about writing … Continue reading

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