What a year this has been!
Where to start?
Let's leave it until the New Year's Eve, or even next year!
I am glad I am alive and healthy, and haven't gone crazy - no mean feat, considering all the insanity and tomfoolery we have had to deal with this year.
I wish you all as happy a Christmas as you can contrive.
If you expect a present you will probably get it sometime in March, when it is possible to visit the post office again, and /or I can hand it over in person.
Ditto for cards.
I have focussed my Christmas cheer on my neighbours and anyone who makes it to my front door to deliver parcels.
Usually I decorate the parlour with a few Christmassy oddments for myself, but this year I decided to take out a leaf from the Erzgebirge and decorate my parlour window looking outwards, rather than inwards, to cheer up anyone who might pass by. Since my street is tucked away and there are few people who come by this was an exercise in futility, but I did what I could.
I also wrapped a large number of boxes of chocolate, and gave one to every parcel delivery person, and attached one to the door handle of every neighbour, who all correctly guessed that it had come from me, on the strength of remembering that I had distributed Easter eggs last April.
Oh well - I guess my type just doesn't get unnoticed!
Love & Stuff