Monday, December 25, 2006

A Happy Christmas One and All

I know I've been a bad tempered old bat about the festive season, while the offspring were doing their many and varied nativity things. But now it's upon us, I do find it hard to be bah, humbuggy, much as I would like to. I took the kids to the nativity service at our local church this evening, and it was really lovely. So I'm not the Scrooge I like to pretend to be.

So to all the readers of maniac mum, I extend my grateful thanks that you've bothered to read my blog this year, and my merry felicitations for the festive season.

To end on a frivolous note. It's past 3am, and I have just spilt wine over a load of christmas pressies. One of them was to my mil from her eighteen year old great nephew. The package was so wet, I stupidly ripped open the paper so I could repackage the present. To discover that he had given her a bra. My mil is 83. He is 18. Minds and boggling don't come into it. Needless to say I've rewrapped it and forged his signature. I just hope she doesn't notice a thing....

A very merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all.

Maniac Mum might be a bit quiet over the next few days, but hopes to resume normal service in the New Year.

3 comments:

Nic said...

Agent Provocateur or Ethel Austin?

Merry Christmas, Jane, hope you are having a good one!

h&b said...

That is a classic present !!

Tell me, was the bra black, lacy and racy ?

Odd .. but funny :)

Jane Henry said...

Sadly bra was M&S's finest - white and boring... So no provoking involved whatsoever!!!

Still, it was funny.

Funnier still was the reaction from Spouse and bil, neither of whom seemed to understand why this was a seriously wierd present!!!