Has this current period of time got a name? You know what I mean, that bit between Christmas and New Year which goes both really slowly and flies by. I have no idea what day of the week it is or what time it is. It’s a strange time of year which can be defined by the following facts that would not be acceptable in any other month.
- It’s always an appropriate time for the cheese board to come out, even if the brie is beginning to whiff a bit.
- You find yourself wearing pyjamas at 4pm, so you have a shower and change in to another pair of pyjamas.
- The only fruit that is acceptable to eat is the grapes on the cheese board or a Terry’s Chocolate Orange.
- You start to feel really guilty about all the rubbish food you’ve been eating so you plan your January Health and Fitness routine… whilst you plough through another tub of Celebrations.
- You laugh at the idea of having an alcohol free day, your blood type is red wine now.
- Despite your carpet being covered in glitter from decorations and wrapping paper, the idea of doing housework is also laughable. Nobody in the family can even remember where the hoover lives.
- You’re getting sick of the Christmas decorations but would never admit it for fear of being branded a scrooge.
- Nobody has any idea what day is ‘Bin Day’ so you keep an eye on the neighbours every night to see who’s putting theirs out. This is also an ideal time to see what they got for Christmas. “Number 9 are doing well for themselves, that’s a box for a 55″ TV!”
- You’ve perfected the art of never getting full by alternating between savoury and sweet.
- You never want this period of time to end and dread the return of normality.
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and are making the most of the festive break by eating your body weight in cheese!