This bit right now is the real "most wonderful time" of the year.

“I love Christmas”, I annually  proclaim when the shops are still full of pumpkins. “I can’t wait” I say, doing my child-present-recon for Santa in November, visiting toy shops for ideas and leafing through catalogues with small people. “I’m feeling decidedly Christmassy” I announce, with a glass of mulled wine…

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Shove off Summer, I'm ready for Autumn

I’m ready for Autumn. I’ve been ready since the middle of August but it’s making us wait even longer this year than usual. Global warming they say, Indian summer they suggest. Whatever it is, I’m over it. I’m ready to pack the shorts and tshirts away and hide my feet…

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