Saturday, 27 December 2014

A Partridge in a Pear Tree

This was last year's Christmas in last year's back garden. Not that there will be a back garden per year, you understand. Oh no. That's an end to cardboard box packing for me, thank you very much and you're welcome to it, Ang!

Last year I had told Prince Charming that all I wanted for Christmas was a partridge in a pear tree, but he didn't need to worry about the partridge because MK had sent me a very exquisite knitted chicken who would do the job rightly.

So I got a pear tree, now wrongly planted in the shade of another tree in this year's back garden and that will need rectified in 2015. Many things need rectified in 2015. For a long time I have laughed in the futile face of New Year's resolutions, but this year I think a major overhaul of some dusty life corners may be in order. I also got a partridge chicken- thank you, MK! This year PC bought me one of these. I am waiting for everyone to be out of the house before I have a go.

I thought I would have been blogging a little blog series for the Twelve Days of Christmas starting with my p in a p. But as with most things fraise this has not transpired! Two blog long-overdue promises are also on the Corrections list. I have a few days now to work on my Corrections- that's the plan. In between visits to the Museum, Zoo, Argory and sessions of revision for Mattman's post-holiday exams. Bah humbug to schools who have post-holiday exams!

Another reason why I didn't do my Twelve of C was realizing that the motivation was purely condescending. I have admittedly been annoyed in a John Humphries/Academie Francaise sort of a way at how people are using the twelve days leading up to Christmas as their Twelve. I had a lovely conversation with one of our Slovakian pupils at the end of term about Epiphany. He wanted to know why we didn't celebrate the sixth, and on we went from there. Lovely boy. When he stays out of fights.

All this to say really- hope you've had a lovely Christmas and are approaching the New Year with hope and confidence xx

7 comments:

Pom Pom said...

I love MK's handmade chicken and I like your coat!
So sorry to hear of post holiday exams.😩

Jane and Chris said...

I'll get a pan, and we'll have a drum circle!
Jane x

Kezzie said...

The chicken is great ! X

Gumbo Lily said...

I love your chicken in a pear tree. Pears will be really lovely one day. Happy New Year to you.

Angela said...

I am trying to teach myself that 'if it doesn't get done, the world will not end' We do what we can with the resources we have. I appreciate your sympathy re cardboard boxes. This is my holiday week, and I am using it to grow strong for the task ahead.
The 12 days thing completely passed me by this year, I was just drowning under elf costumes.
Love to you all xx

Lisa Richards said...

We all put too much stress on ourselves over the holiday. Simplify, simplify is my mantra, lol! Love the chicken. Hope I learn to knit one day. A happy, healthy new year to you and your family! :)

M.K. said...

Awww -- love your chicken :) She looks very happy with you. We slipped safely into our new year. I sometimes wonder about the 12 days -- Adam says Christmas is still well underway, and Christmas DAy is only the beginning. Perhaps the businesses and stores prefer the early launch into the holyday b/c they want their sales up front.