Saturday, December 26, 2015

There are many things I don't understand

Did you know that the day after Christmas isn't called Boxing Day in the USA? They don't even call it anything, it's just December 26th!

Well, I didn't know that until today, and the thought of my ignorance just seriously freaks me out. I mean, this is the fortieth Boxing Day I've spent on this planet, and while the first few of them were before the internet existed and America was just this sort of magical fictional place where they had all the cool Transformers toys that we didn't, Wikipedia's been around for quite a while now and I've been in regular contact with American friends since at least, ooh, must be 1998. How has this not come up in conversation?

What else am I taking for granted as a universal concept when actually it's just a silly local thing? I mean, it was freaky enough when I learned that they don't have Christmas crackers over there either, but Boxing Day?

Freaky, I tells you.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

What's on TV?

I might spend the whole of Christmas watching cartoon videos, actually.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015


I would be out prancing around Stonehenge, but it's raining.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Some like it hot

I take any slight decrease in the temperature outside as a good excuse to have my radiators on full blast. There's nothing like being lightly toasted on a winter's night.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Christmassy weather

It's like a sort of dull, colder version of summer around here at the moment. I'm not saying I want snow and ice - in fact, this weather's just fine for me, thanks - but there's automatically something disappointing about not having a white Christmas...