So where did the week go to? Not in writing, that's for sure, unless I count Christmas cards and other associated accessories. It's amazing how the men in my life can calmly read a book, listen to England's dismal showing in the Third Test, or simply retort "I'm working!" when asked to help out. So what am I supposed to be doing?
And then, on tonight's television, did I really hear the phrase... the last work-day before Christmas... What?! Where do these people get these jobs that allow them a week off BEFORE Christmas? Doubtless to add to the week they'll have off BETWEEN Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
So let's hear it for all those working right through the Christmas period - our emergency services, our hospital staff, shop staff, and the army of carers who will battle through the elements to bring a smile and a hot meal to those trapped in their homes by infirmity or the weather. The backbone of the Great British Public! Yeah!