Earlier every year

Is it just me or does the excitement about that festival in December get earlier every year? Mince pies have been available in my local supermarket since September. Festive adverts not only have big reveals but now start broadcasting in early November. And now the ultimate insult. My own family have fallen prey to it. Everywhere ...

Five sayings that make no sense

I slept well one day last week. Amazing, I know. While Kate and I were doing the obligatory comparing of notes regarding quality of sleep, I used a common phrase. I immediately realised that it didn't actually express what I meant. Quite the opposite, in fact. So, starting with said example, here are five sayings ...

Ten things I hate about Christmas

This is what I'll be getting for Christmas... Elf on the shelf What better way to scare the living shit out of your children than by telling them that the creepy looking interloper on the mantelpiece is spying on them and reporting back to Santa every night? I really can't see the attraction - they look sinister and ...