I wonder how many posts there will be by the end of tomorrow in the blogosphere titled “Bah Humbug”? I don’t think I’ll use that title today although I did consider it ;-) I thought I would sit down and write something however as it is that particular time of year that I am quite relieved has arrived at last. Having spent the last couple of winters on the road I found the idea of Christmas really hard work.. nothing to do with the concept of Christmas itself though the religious side is a story I choose not to subscribe too, rather that the assimilation of what used to be a fun mid-winter celebration by the slavering dogs of materialism and consumer culture seems, in this country at least, to be complete. So having suffered Christmas fatigue for the last 3 months I just can’t seem to get wrap my head around the idea and keep wishing I was on the road somewhere again… having said that tomorrow I am looking forward to seeing my family and as always it’s great to spend time with friends… I know that I will ‘suffer’ that warm, fuzzy feeling that brings back memories of simple, childhood christmases. I imagine tomorrow at some point I will also be on my bike or on the water as is usual..
Yesterday was the Design Room Christmas lunch which was fantastic, thanks Chris & Em, in case you’re reading. I feel very lucky to have found a niche there that I am enjoying very much. There seems, at time of writing, to be plenty of work lining up which is a good thing, especially at this time of year with wet, dark evenings to fill… meaning I can use the better daylight hours to get out riding or kayaking with a clear conscience.
Anyway, that’s enough from me. In the spirit of recession and counter-consumerism I just went out and drew you all a picture. Happy Christmas, have a good one :-)
p.s. Oh.. by the way, thought I might show you this fine engineering solution to a broken door handle.. It has been so consistently wet of late that all the wooden external doors in my cottage are sticking. I’d shaved them a few years ago such that they didn’t stick in a normal winter but this year it has been phenomenally wet.. I’m reluctant to shave them any further because as soon as things dry out a little I’ll have gaps and draughts.. Seems I overstressed the back door handle a couple of days ago tugging it open. I’ll fix it after Christmas, just cannot be bothered right now… noting that “after Christmas” may mean any time in the next 6, or even 12 months.. and in my case probably will :-) I rather like it like this.