Feeling Christmassy yet?!
I’ve only just got this up… and if it looks familiar, it’s the same wonky tree I had last year; it was in a pot so I put it outside in January – and brought it back in tonight. It’s grown too
I hadn’t had a chance to put it up earlier as it’s been the flattest-out flat-out week ever. My mum and dad had to be out of their house yesterday so I spent Saturday and Sunday at theirs, clearing out bags upon bags and boxes upon boxes… what didn’t help is, my friend and I had arranged to go out for Christmas drinks on Saturday night – so you can imagine I was absolutely knackered by Sunday night!
Then I was editing at work this week, with people off on holiday, and thanks to two council meetings after work, I had a 13.5-hour day on Monday, followed entertainingly by a 12-hour day on Tuesday. I told the council press officer today that it’s the council’s fault I’ve got the lurgy now, for making me too tired by holding too many meetings
Yesterday was a long day too, but for a much nicer reason…I went to Olympia and it was as good as ever.
The show jumping’s always brilliant but as well as that, there’s always great displays:
I’ve seen this man, all of whose horses are just loose but do exactly what he asks, before but I hadn’t seen the Spanish police display team and they were outstanding. There’s also the Shetland Pony Grand National (as good as it sounds) and dog agility… it’s the sort of show you enjoy even if you’ve got no interest in horses. and when you see the finale:
It’s always Father Christmas, and everyone sings The First Noel, that’s when it feels Christmas has really come.
And this year everyone in the finale – the clowns, the cabaret-style dancers, the English vaulting team, the arena party – was doing Gangnam Style dancing to finish off… genius
Are you in the spirit yet?