Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Merry Christmas Everyone........


Eggnog anyone?

As this is going to be my last post before the holidays, I thought I would have a Christmas party themed last entry and take the opportunity to wish everybody who has followed/commented/laid eyes upon this blog, a very Merry Christmas.

It seems really weird wishing this to a load of people who I have never actually met, but through a combination of getting to know folk through their kind comments on here, plus also reading some amazing insights into people’s lives that they have been kind enough to share on their own blogs, I feel as if I know many of you pretty bloody well.

Cheesy nibble?



I’ve been blogging since early September and in those short few months it has amazed me how open most of you are in sharing your own lives. I count myself to be an intensely private person, I don’t really share anything about myself even with the people I am close to, and yet I come on here and read some amusing, sobering, informative, heart wrenching, and yet always brilliantly written snatches of your own lives that you always seem happy to allow others to be a part of.

Anyone for a dance?



Dunno how you do it, but God bless you for that. I am happy to share the stupid little things with you, but try and get me on the big stuff and I would clam up faster than Clam Clamberg, King of the Clams. So I admire you all, and admit to having a slight twinge of jealously at how some of you can do this.


I hope all of you are awaiting the arrivals of your families, wrapping presents, stocking fridges and freezers, breaking up from work, ringing up old friends, writing out cards, settling down on the sofa with a wine or a whisky, hugging each other that little bit more, the one time of year it feels acceptable to do so.

Ohhhh, mistletoe.

If you have children, I hope that they are running round with more excitement than any human being actually has a right too .Ever. If you are children, then why the bloody hell are you reading this? Go play with some toys or something?

If this is your first Christmas with a loved one, I hope it’s the most memorable one of the lot. If this feels like your 1000th Christmas, I hope none of the magic has rubbed off.

And if any of you are reading this are sadly going to be alone this Christmas, then you are in my thoughts. You really are.

And that's really it from me. Other than to say I wish you all the Merriest of Christmases.

God bless us, everyone.

22 comments:

scarlethue said...

Merry Christmas to you too!

Matthew said...

Slade? The Pogues? Shudder..... all that bad juju coming back in one fell swoop.....

Have yourself a serious sexy christma, Dan. I look forward to reading you after you've eaten your own bodyweight in marzipan and fruitcake.

Possum said...

sending you some mistletoe wrapped in sunshine from the tip of Africa.

JenJen said...

Here I was ready for the christmas party that you teased us (me) with.

damn Brits.

Kisses!

thatgalkiki said...

Loved this! Great taste in song choices too!

Merry Merry to you too!

xxxoo

P.T said...

Merry Xmas to you too!! Have fun...while I'll enjoy a hot one... :)

Susan at Stony River said...

Merry Christmas Dan! Pass that egg nog, yes to the cheesy nibbles, definitely a dance to the Pogues but never to Slade, thanks!

I hope it's a great one for you, and I can't wait to hear *all about it* when you're back.
;-)

f8hasit said...

That was all warm and fuzzy...
I hope that you too, have a very Merry Christmas!
I'm of now to add a little more bourbon to my eggnog.
:-)

UberGrumpy said...

Likewise mate

jules said...

Merry Christmas buddy! Hope it's a good one!

hope said...

Wow! This is the best Christmas party I've been to yet! I'm sure the Office Brunch tomorrow will make me feel like...well, a till monkey. ;)

It's funny. You'd never get this much info out of me in person. Oh, I'm polite and honest. But I'm paper....I'm comfortable.

Wishing you all the very best the season has to offer! Tomorrow I get to go on vacation...which translates into no work until Jan 4th. My gift to myself.

Merry Christmas new bloggy friend! Look forward to more of you in the new year.

hope said...

But ON paper.....sigh.

No, I skipped the eggnog. Honest.

Miss OverThinker said...

A very merry Christmas to you and yours Dan...

It isn't very hard to open up - that's the beauty of anonymous blogging - you really should give it a try - it's very liberating.

The Peach Tart said...

Merry Christmas to you. I hope you enjoy the time with your friends and family.

Saskia said...

What, no Wham??!!!

Lovely, lovely post. I too am very thankful for the connections I've made through my blog... so many people out there are just so talented, such good writers, so artistic, so funny... it restores my faith in human kind a lot.

I hope you and your family have a lovely time this Christmas! And my best wishes for a great 2010.

Saskia x

Eva Gallant said...

Have a truly merry Christmas and a happy Festivus!

Millions Of Atoms Man said...

Likewise!

I too was hoping for a little Wham, or at least a mid-80's Bono telling me to "thank god it's them instead of youuuuu."

There won't be snow in Africa this Christmastime, so says Paul Young and Sting, amateur weathermen.

Anyway, be safe and keep on keepin on.

floreta said...

Merry Christmas. I will stop again :)

Stephen said...

Happy Holidaze. Thanks for the great blog & the lovely writing. Best wishes from Portland, Oregon USA!

Arief said...

happy new year ye..........

Lorenza said...

Merry Christmas to you too, Dan. May all your dreams come true, you deserve it.

XX

P.s. Lots of noise during "my" Christmas, with 4 kids and family...

hope said...

Dear Dan,

Just wanted to take a moment to send you a Thank You note for the lovely party you hosted. I had a wonderful time. I would never have suspected that you'd had to lower your standards to be a till monkey for a while. Your party was, without a doubt, the best one I attended.

The Office Brunch was proceeded by the Boss' Christmas speech,"We'll be seeing budget cuts coming our way [again], maybe a few days off without pay [again] and we'll consider letting some of you go. But don't let that spoil your holiday!"

See, you throw a MUCH better party.

So, what have you planned for New Years? ;)