Sunday, 23 December 2012

Who's kissing who under the mistletoe?


J
ust one working day left before Father Christmas arrives, which probably means the office Christmas party is long gone.

There will be whole workforces abuzz with who kissed who, who had too much Christmas cheer and, in very rare cases, the odd sacking!

Teenagers and young adults will be desperate to ensure they are out and about on Christmas Eve, even if they don’t want to be because THAT’S what their peer group are doing.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Norovirus - a warning


W
e’re on “defcon one” in our house, as my husband would put it. The norovirus! So far I’m the only one who’s gone through the vomit and, ahem... the other unmentionable.

Mr Clean keeps nagging me to disinfect the place when I’m on my own. I keep telling him it’s been done, but he’s on my case and with good reason.

According to the UK NHS website, this 2012 outbreak is 64% higher than it was this time last year. It is also saying that for each person who has a confirmed case of norovirus, there are 288 unreported cases.

Monday, 10 December 2012

Christmas cards – RIP?



C
all me Scrooge, but what is the point of Christmas cards in this day and age of technology? Since the price of a second-class stamp has reached a jaw-dropping 50p my aversion to Christmas cards has grown and grown.

I used to have over 60 people on my Christmas card list, but thanks to a recent culling I’m down to about 40 and I’ve told my local friends to save their money and not send me one.

Last year, I watched mothers in the playground hand cards to other mums they saw day in day out! Why?

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Seduced by a Kindle


I
t happened to me in the bedroom as my husband watched on! Oooer, saucy, I hear you say. I’m over my moment of madness and no one has been hurt. Amazingly there is no financial fallout either.

The object of my affections? Why the new touchy feely Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, of course. I’ve been lusting after one for a while. Wait. I’ll be honest. Just two weeks really since my husband casually asked me whether I wanted one for Christmas.

I spent those weeks industriously researching which e-reader would be the best to “acquire” and I’ve since found out this:

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