Every year is the same. October rolls around, and, without fail, the same futile conversation takes place.
“Let’s make a pact!” Me and Bri say cheerfully as we slurp on our pumpkin soup, “This Christmas, we will…
1: Not go overboard on presents. After all, the holiday season is about being together, not scanning the presents like scavvy vultures to see who’s spent the most. Hurray!
2: Keep the meal nice and simple. No foo-fah for us.
3: Turn off all devices. We will play board games and talk after dinner. Be like the Waltons.
4: Go easy on the alcohol. (Not sure why). Just because it’s more organic and healthy. Yippee!
5: Smile and be happy. Always.
And every single year, the same thing happens.
1: Spend shit loads of money, then get mad when each child doesn’t fall at our feet with gratitude and say, “Wow! Thank you! I know how hard you work. I can’t tell you how grateful I am for this box of Ferrero Rocher.”
2: Spend all day slaving over the stove making a stupidly fancy creme caramel recipe that is far too hard and involves separating eggs. Which, when served at dinner, is assumed to be shop bought.
3: Take out the phone a billion times a day and say. “Oh wait! let me video it! I’ll need to remember this when you leave home, and I’m sad and dead”.
4: Sulk because the kids don’t say how wonderful and scrumptious your creme caramel is.
5: Get pissed.
6: Get in a mood. Cry. Be miserable. Moan. Feel guilty for mentioning death at Christmastime. Cry a bit more.
This is the last podcast episode of 2022, so we thought we’d go out with a band. No holding back with this one…!
Today you will discover the reality of the holiday season in the Deacle family household, Brian’s French run-in with the runs and why Liz will never feel the same about a certain perfume ever again…
Sending you many and much of everything lovely and bright.
Liz and Bri x
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