However, I should like to reassure you that life in the Lovering cave continues unabated. There is a tree, some decorations (oh, all right, we just sprayed the cobwebs silver and put glitter in the dust, but it's decorative, all right?), presents have been bought, wrapped and left in places of safety. Food reclines at a somewhat perilous angle within the freezer and there is a cake. Somewhere. I'll know it when I see it. I am deeply ensconced within the Editing Procedure and also my attempts to knock out another book, where I shall be remaining for the next fortnight at least, while the day job is held in abeyance by the fact that children are being given a Christmas holiday and there is, therefore, no need to attempt to educate them. My house is full of owls (seriously, again, what is it with the owls?) and I just know there is chocolate somewhere.
|You didn't believe me about the owls, did you? Seen here with Hubble Bubble biscuits, sent by the lovely Rachel...|
So it only remains for me to raise a glass of something that is roughly like Baileys but half the price, close one eye because you are all quite a long way away, and wish you all a Very Merry Christmas! May you all have the Christmas you wish for.
And watch out for the owls. They are definitely planning something....