What is it with this "are you ready for Christmas"? We always feel slightly bemused when people, doubtless well meaningly, ask this strange question. I mean, is there some sort of deadline when someone at the BBC broadcasts the word "GO"? Is there a point, beyond which, if one is not `ready` that some horrible ill befalls one? Is this why there are people flapping their stressed-out way around supermarkets up and down the land, breathlessly muttering to themselves, "I'm not ready, I'm not ready, when will I be ready, am I ready yet? - OH MY GOD, I'M NOT F@@KING READYYYYYY!"
Well I'm always ready. Always ready for a pint with friends, a cuddle from any member of the family, especially Mrs Hogday, always ready to chat with friends or strangers, providing they are nice and not pains in the arse. So I just don't get it when I'm asked if I'm ready for bloody Christmas.
Anyway, I hope all my blog pals and acquanitances, who I've enjoyed swapping yarns and comments with this past year, are as happy and as healthy as they can be. Are you ready for this? :)