I have no idea what day it is, are we still in Bank Holiday territory?
I feel like I have eaten and drunk my body-weight again in roasted meats and booze.
I have wrapped what felt a million presents and cleared up the same paper less than 12 hours later.
I have seen or communicated most of my immediate family and managed to have a ridiculous argument with my sister (for which I am truly sorry). I have watched some dire Christmas TV, the only highlights were Doctor Who (so emotional, what could be better, at this time of year, than a story about the power of a mother, especially when the Mother was Claire Skinner, and those happy tears so humanny wumanny. Matt Smith and Stephen Moffat you have pulled it off again). Downton Abbey (just sublime, and about time too (no spoilers)) and my very favourite so far, Ab Fab. It was as if Eddie and Patsy had never been away. I am still dancing with delight at the sight of Sarah Lund plus her jumper as a visitor in Eddie’s dream.
Oh and I think a very honorable mention to Lost Christmas.. which was also superb. An urban fairytale with Eddie Izzard and Steven Macintosh that had us all blubbing even my 10 year old.
Although I am very delighted that Prince Philip managed to pull through.. I was not looking forward to 3 days of sombre images and music of the Duke lying in state over my turkey dinner!
The radio hasn’t been on except to pump out the Christmas hits, I have not heard any news, been anywhere, haven’t had to look at a clock, stick to a schedule and it has been utterly blissful.
I have been feeling very proud of the unseasonally mild weather this year too. I feel I can take full credit after buying the kids a sledge and snowboots and a snow shovel in October this year.
My only exercise has been a couple of rounds of Just Dance 2, my Jump Jump is coming along a treat. My cossack dancing on Rasputin sadly, is not.
There is a beacon that is guiding me through the fog of these festive days. I am going to see Jerusalem at the Apollo Theatre on Thursday. Every few days I seem to read another tweet from someone who has been transfixed by the power of the story and Mark Rylance’s performance. I am on tenterhooks until I am in my seat, the curtain goes up and the actors walk on stage.
Oh and then there is that other treat on New Year’s Day… the return of Sherlock. And it looks sooooooo good. If you happened to have missed any of the trailers by any chance, well here is one of them.. well it is Christmas!
So really I seem to be bearing up ok, hope you are too.. now if only I just work out what day it is today…….