It’s the most wonderful time of the year

I have been mad busy lately, which is why I haven’t been posting here much. I’ve got lots of admin for Authors for Philippines, my first novel for Catnip is due Christmas Eve (!) and I’m writing something else (that I haven’t told you about yet) that’s due in January. Plus I’m way behind on my 2013 reading challenge (I know it doesn’t matter, but I’ll be really annoyed with myself if I don’t make it).

When I’m busy, my natural urge is to stay indoors, eat rubbish and just work work work, but fortunately David and the boys don’t let me do that, so we’ve been out and about a bit too. And it’s been really gorgeous. Lots of my favourite weather lately – cold and bright – with amazing sunsets. And, of course, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… This will be the first Christmas we’ve spent at home, just us, ever and I’m really looking forward to it.

We made it to the Whalley Pickwick Festival for the first time (we’ve been meaning to go for years) and even though it was raining, it was lovely. I had mulled wine, a bison burger and Sticky Toffee Pudding. And there was carol singing.


Harry and Joe laughing at Daddy who picked up his travel cup the wrong way round and spilled (thankfully not hot) coffee all over his face.


This is why I love this time of year.


David and I worked out we hadn’t been out just the two of us since February. So we went to see The Darkness. And it was fab.


One of our (new) Christmas traditions is to go to a local (massive) garden centre, where they have Christmas lights and a cafe and these little Christmassy model village displays that are just gorgeous. Oh and meringue snowmen.



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So many gorgeous sunsets.

One thought on “It’s the most wonderful time of the year

  1. As much as I love family at Christmas, our best ever Christmas was just the five of us (plus P’s gf), alone. So relaxed and happy. All Christmases should be like that.

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