And so that was Christmas …

How was your Chrissie? I was up at sparrow’s fart – as usual – and was sure I’d be joined by an excited little person but she didn’t struggle out. It was only when my mum and dad knocked at 7am (blow me down I never expected them to keep that promise) that the kids […]

21 celebrity Christmas snaps

OK, it’s a little belated, but I couldn’t resist sharing some celebrity Twitter pics from the festive season. I’m thinking the New Year’s Eve snaps won’t be quite so wholesome, especially for Ms Rihanna here … Rihanna tweeted: “Santa baby! Hurry down the chimney tonight! Is it too late to be nice?”   Tori Spelling wrote: “Merry Christmas & […]

Worst gift ever

How’d you fare in the gift stakes? I haven’t opened mine yet, we’re still wading through the excess that Santa delivered. Finding the perfect gift for loved ones is always a little fraught. And I find receiving even trickier, not being the naturally effusive type. Fortunately my relatives put a lot of thought and heart […]

Meeting the real Santa

Four years ago, I met the real Santa. He was at Santaland, in the Macy’s department store in New York. It had to be him – he had a real beard and everything. At the very least, it was an extremely close relative, like a brother or a nephew or a fifth cousin once removed. Sprog […]