Bah! Humbug!

Candice: I really like Christmas but the reason for my tardy post today is the lack of Christmas feeling in my current environment.  Did I only come back from holiday three weeks ago?

My work place feels like it has taken everything up about three gears from the usual pace because, come Friday, every one disappears until the 7th January!  My diary is back to back, my phone doesn’t stop ringing and I feel constantly frazzled.

I’d really like some down time, after not feeling inspired to write in a while, I managed to find a short story in my brain which has now gone into the Nolan Parker writing pot.  Phil has written a cracking Christmas story, to be revealed next week, but I need to do some editing before it goes up…. um when?

It might be Christmas party on Thursday, and the decorations might be up in the office but I am not feeling the vibe anywhere else.  Some one said to me today, “I haven’t got Christmas lag yet, it’s great.” Well in my world that’s poor.  I really like Christmas in the office normally; lots of cheap, ugly decorations from Poundland, crap reindeer ears and lots of bad food everyday.

Well, where I am now seems to have forgotten its Christmas.  We have decorations but are lacking in the spirit.  I don’t know if it will change at the party, I suggested going for a dance after our drinks reception and got a very poor response.

So I say, Bah Humbug to the lot of you.  I’m going to enjoy myself, find my flashing Christmas badge, dust off the santa hat, and throw some shapes to Mariah Carey and Shakin’ Stevens.  Come on, if you can’t let you hair at Christmas when can you?

I will not be photocopying my bum though… well, depends how many wines I have…..!


Filed under Candice, Writing

3 responses to “Bah! Humbug!

  1. A sack load of bah! Humbugs! to you and Phil as well. Stuck in bed with the luirgi but with a nice view of the snow clad Pyrenees from the window. Wife and I at two Christmas markets over last weekend at villages near here flogging my paintings, cards and prints and wifeys aprons and knitted Christmas angels. Guy on table next to us was selling his Armagnac and with free tasters we were quite happy by the end of the day! So we are sliding gently into the spirit here but will be back in UK in east Anglia for the frantic family festivities and celebrating New Years on my stepson’s canal boat presently moored in the centre of Leeds, so bring it on!!!
    ps Thanks for the entertaining blogs this past year and…keeeeeeep writing!

  2. Thanks Neil – Merry Christmas to you too!

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