Sunday, 16 December 2012

Ho Ho.....hum

The halls are decked.....with giant, tissue oh-so-on-trend paper balls......

the pies are baked.....

the cards are made....4 years at art college not wasted...... the tree is in.....

the chili jam.... homemade gift of choice....is done.

I've drunk mulled wine, sang carols, done the requisite charitable work, I've stuck cloves in an orange

and been wolf-whistled by a pack of Santas, but still, I'm not feeling it. Nope, nada, nothing, zilch.....the Christmas tree lights are on, but the festive spirit's not home........


Top tip: from Dickens....Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.....

29 comments:

  1. Being wolf whistled by ONE Santa would have made MY Christmas. Even being wolf whistled by an elf....... (or would that be classed as being perverted?). Let's not go there...........

    ReplyDelete
  2. I must admit I only begin to feel the festive season on Christmas day when I start preparing the Christmas lunch. I hope you get to feel it soon

    ReplyDelete
  3. Though I have been knocking back the mulled wine, I'm not feeling particularly festive either. But I think that's fine, best not to peak too soon! And it's ridiculous when shops start selling Christmas stuff in September

    ReplyDelete
  4. I've still done nothing but I have packed my bag for a new year escape. Those mince pies and chilli jam look delicious! x

    ReplyDelete
  5. The decorations here are done and one party has been thrown. Now packing for a family trip to London and Paris for Christmas. It all felt much more festive before the tragedy at the Elementary School in Newtown. As a School Psychologist here in California it hits very close to home.....Hoping the holiday spirit hits soon. Your photos are lovely.....
    Cheers, Heather
    http://www.stylemindchic.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. I'm feeling festive, each year my girlfriends and I meet for a bauble swap party, which is just an excuse for a get together and it signals the start of all things Christmas. I'd love to have seen one of your cards...

    ReplyDelete
  7. My festiveness evaporated with the news of those poor children and their teachers. I haven't stopped hugging my son.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I like those paper decorations! They used to be popular when I was a child but I haven't seen them in the shops. Where did you get yours? I bought some giant 3D paper stars and they weren't easy to find either. Your festive activities are all lovely, I'm sure the spirit will catch up ith you soon! :)
    Jess x

    ReplyDelete
  9. I am sure the festive spirit will soon be visiting you! I tend to get a bit too giddy throughout December, I could not wait to wear my Christmas jumper and I have Christmas CDs on a continuous loop. I know I won't sleep on Christmas Eve. I'm 47. Maybe we should meet in the middle! Happy Christmas to you and yours and all the very best for 2013.

    ReplyDelete
  10. ... whereas I am feeling childishly excited (at 45)! Only 8 more sleeps to go!! Love the paper balls. M x

    ReplyDelete
  11. Start on the sherry - and put "White Christmas" LP on - That's my recommendation xxxxx

    ReplyDelete
  12. Mmm. Is the Dickens quote the real post, wrapped up nicely in seasonal bling, or is it just an afterthought?

    ReplyDelete
  13. OH said to me only this morning he is not feeling it this year, I think its our age x

    ReplyDelete
  14. I started out a total grinch, not buying a tree or decorating, now I'm regretting it - maybe I should have done all that to get in the mood. My husband just invited people for mulled wine and mince pies (my faces and not that popular in the US) and maybe that will do the trick

    ReplyDelete
  15. I love David Copperfield. Though if I must be 100% honest, when I saw that quote, I heard WC Fields. Best not to chase the Christmas spirit, it's pretty shy. Some years it just sneaks up on you, other times it hibernates.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Pies? Did someone say pies??? YUM!
    Merry Christmas, jj

    ReplyDelete
  17. Your pies look lovely. I hope the Christmas spirit finds you, but I know it can be elusive.

    ReplyDelete
  18. That Micawber quote is brilliant!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Blimey - you've been busy. All looks v stylish and delish. Interesting date on the chilli jam!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Love the quote at the end. Feeling that a lot this past year, here's to so much better in the next

    ReplyDelete
  21. ah the pounds and shillings, LOL!
    Aloha from Waikiki, my Friend
    Comfort Spiral
    ~ > < } } ( ° >
    > < } } ( ° >

    ReplyDelete
  22. Hello!

    I just would like to give a huge thumbs up for the great info you have here on this post. I will be coming back to your blog for more soon.

    Man and Van Guildford

    ReplyDelete
  23. Ah yes, I recognise the wisdom of that quote only too well. My shortfall somewhat exceeds being measured in pence.

    Diane's advice about hitting the sherry is even wiser.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I am here to tell you that blog commenting is one of the most powerful traffic generation methods around. I believe blog commenting has taken over what traditional article marketing used to be.

    Stock Commissions

    ReplyDelete
  25. I came to say I'm hohoho less too, but have been so enchanted by your comment-leavers...Md Rajon above to be so astute about traffic generation, and lovely of Van Man to leave a message in case we ever get stuck in Guildford...I never get such thoughtful bloggers coming to me!
    I'm just about to start on the sherry and see if that works.

    ReplyDelete
  26. It 's ok not to be feeling it. I have great trouble manufacturing 'festive feelings' on command. Yech.

    I'd love to have a pie, however.

    Joyeaux Noelle from Seattle

    ReplyDelete
  27. Wishing you a blessed and Merry Christmas. I have so enjoyed your wonderful blog!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Hope your Christmas was merry, anyway! Wishing you a fabulous 2013 ~ :)
    Hugs,
    Anne

    ReplyDelete
  29. I am very thankful to you for outstanding post. Perfectly composed information really experienced knowledge. I really enjoying and I’m going to bookmark so i can read new articles you post in future.

    Man And Van Redhill

    ReplyDelete