It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

1) Tina from Fiddleheads has dyed a green streak in the front of her hair. “It gives my mother something to focus on and she leaves the rest of me alone”

2) Tom and Mike have ordered the Foie Gras. And the goose. And the ham. There is talk of oysters.

3) Itchy Ankle abounds with light-up, blow-up snowmen

4) I am covered in unsightly bruises having fallen on the ice outdoors in Itchy Ankle. Things not to do in 2011: apply for Skating with the Stars

5) A friend I lunched with this week confessed to an affair with a Rockette.  A real Christmas spectacular. Very flexible, apparently.

The Crone's Christmas Tree, 2010

About Liz Barron

US Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia. Permanent address in Washington DC. Deep roots in Northern Ireland and persistent Belfast accent. Blogger,cook, mother, grandma, Scrabble-player and enthusiastic world traveler.
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2 Responses to It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

  1. hughesie says:

    Well i for one am lookingforward to a itte bit of slip slidin away in itchy…

  2. Hazel Bogues (ne Lamberton) says:

    Hi Liz.
    I just wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed reading your blog over the last year. I fell over it last December when my youngest son Ryan (16 years old with Down’s Syndome and an additional highly complex orthopaedic problem just thrown in for good measure) and I were marooned downstairs in our living room . Ryan had taken another fall and had another fractured femur and on top of things looked like he had a really good going dose of H1N1.
    So there we were like Mutt and Jeff, me on the sofa and Ryan on the camp bed watching Ice Age 3 and Harry Potter and the half Blood Prince in a continuous 24hr loop for 6 weeks. Somewhere in the middle of it all I decided that typing my name into Google would give a welcome break and when I did your article about Newtownbreda PS closing down was flagged up.
    Since then I have really enjoyed your articles – Brownies (well I just got as far as being a bunny), Sherbert Fountains (remember Fruit Salads, Mojos and Blackjacks?), ice sculptures (got a few of our own here at the moment -minus 10 last night, the novelty soon wears off), and your Dad and his WD40 – my Dad remembers your Dad very well and says hello. WD40 may be his penchant; large screwdrivers, dowelling rods and ric-rac is mine. Fascinating Aida has become hugely popular in my house -Cheap Flights is now something of a national anthem.
    Keep it going Liz and have a lovely Christmas


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