I just wanted to wish you all a very, very, very, very Merry Christmas. I hope you have a wonderful day with loved ones! Eat, read, drink, love and be Merry…
And may all your Christmas wishes come true.
Lots of love and festive cheer,
I am hoping you have all had as lovely a Christmas as I did. I was at my mothers for the first time in a few years and it was a full house as I brought The Beard (first Christmas away from his parents in almost two decades), both my stepsisters were there with their partners, plus my Mum stepdad and my little sister and brother. And so ten of us all spent a lovely 24 hours in my mother and step fathers converted old pub. You can see me playing Where’s Wally here after dinner, when I had unsurprisingly hidden away with a book for a while, though I didn’t really read anything much…
I got some lovely presents, though I won’t list them or show you pictures of them all as I find that whole oversharing of the commercial side of Christmas makes me feel a little bilious. I will share the two books I received both by Peter Mendelsund, a book designer who I learnt all about in America when I went to Booktopia Asheville and Ann Kingman and Michael Kindness, who host Books on the Nightstand, as well as several of the Booktopians were raving about both his books, so Cover and What We See When We Read came all the way from the US and will be being read in very early 2015…
Apart from the slight bit of reading, present unwrapping and mass eating we also played lots of board games, made more than one trip to the pub, went walking, drank rather alot and were generally a very jolly bunch, and I get a second Christmas Day on Sunday which I am really looking forward to, that and another week off reading. Bliss.
What about all of you? Did you have a wonderful day? Did you get any lovely books? Which ones did you give to people? What did you read?
Small additional note – this is my 2000th post! That’s madness!
To everyone who pops by Savidge Reads from time to time, I wish you and yours a very, very Merry Christmas…
… May your stocking be brimming with books! I thought a bit of festive Simon’s Cat was ideal for the Christmas cheer. Have a fantastic day one and all!
I wish you a merry Christmas, I wish you a merry Christmas, I wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year – imagine that sang in my dulcet tones, ha! I actually very nearly made a vodcast of me singing just that very thing for you all in a Santa hat, however I thought that might be too much. Maybe next year?
Speaking of next year, I think I am going to have a try at one of these Christmas trees made out of books, looks like fun and I know a few of you have given them a whirl. My only thoughts are I bet I would suddenly want to read one of the books at the bottom, awkward.
Anyway, enough waffle – back to turkey’s and presents (and possibly too much fizzy pop/booze) it is for me. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas whatever you are doing and wherever you are.
Best (and most festive) wishes,
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