Monday, 4 January 2010

May The Fourth Be With You

Debi said recently, in a comment on her blog, that there can't be too many dreadful puns in the world. So I thought I'd add one to the global total.

We had a fab Christmas! And New Year! It was all such fun. Christmas with our friends was lovely from start to finish, apart from the slight hangover I somehow managed to acquire on Christmas Day, but that was soon despatched with a couple of paracetamol and a Buck's Fizz. Then on Boxing Day we went home via my Paramour's family party, which was equally delightful, as everyone seemed to be on good form.

On the 28th, a pair of much-loved old friends from London came to stay for a couple of days. They arrived exhausted from work, Christmas, and their terrible teenager (she's lovely, actually, but only if you're not one of her parents) so we spent a couple of days slobbing out by open fires, eating, drinking, playing silly games, chatting and laughing.

Then on the 31st we had a small soiree with a bunch of live musicians and yet more food and drink, which was utterly delightful. And inbetween all that socialising, I did so much work that I've arrived at today with a very small to-do list. Which is great because on Thursday, all being well, my Paramour and I are off on Eurostar for a long weekend in Belgium and Holland. Apparently it's going to be warmer in Amsterdam than it is here, or should that be 'less cold' - only minus 3 instead of minus 8...

12 comments:

JJ Beattie said...

Oh my goodness... it's not really -8 is it?

I really do promise to stop whining about the heat! Honest, I will.

Bernadette said...

Glad you had a good one - you deserved it.
Is it always cold in Amsterdam? Last time I was there (many years ago) it was bitter, but the bars seem to be only a few steps apart so we managed to keep warm anyway!

Debs said...

Glad you had a lovely time.

I've now had enough of the cold and it's only 1 degree here as opposed to minus anything.

hilaryusfun said...

how lovely! enjoy yourselves!

HelenMHunt said...

Sounds like you're having a perfect time.

Pat said...

Puns are one thing but a lisping pun!!!!!!
Glad you had a super time and that the Paramour is actually going abroad. Take care and come back safe and sound.

Debi said...

Have a fab time. Hope weather doesn't disrupt travel.

Talking of bad puns, word ver is arsort - as in your arse ought not drag in the snow.

Karen said...

Glad you had a wonderful time. Here's to more of the same in 2010 :o)

LilyS said...

Sounds like a wonderful break. Hope you enjoyed Belgium and Amsterdam.

Carol said...

I read your pun and giggled....Chris is a huge fan and actually wanted to get married on May the 4th so he could say just that...fortunatly it was a public holiday and the registry office was closed...we settled for the 14th instead :-)

Have a wonderful holiday (It was -19 here last night)

C x

SpiralSkies said...

I've been chortling since I first read this, mainly because my birthday is May the 4th. Does that make me special?

Hope your extended jollification is going splendidly. The interwebs are quiet without you!

Queenie said...

JJ, so you should!
Bernadette, this was my third visit, each has been in January, I have pledged to go in summer next time.
Debs, me too!
Hilary, Helen, thank you!
Pat, I KNOW!!! Amazing, isn't it?
Debi, thanks for the chuckle!
Karen, I second that.
Lily, it was fab.
Carol, -19, blimey!
Spiral, you should know by now that you are very special indeed.