Don’t you just dread these landing on your doormat at Christmas? A smug, boasting, hearty letter detailing every single thing that some random person you met years ago did over the last 12 months? Well, in the jolly spirit of Christmas, here’s one I would have sent, if I could have been bothered (abridged version):
Well hello there stranger!
What can I say, it’s been an awesome year for our little family. I have some sad news though. Our highly-talented mouse-catcher, Mr Snuffles passed away in January. We held a very moving and well-attended ceremony and he is now resting under the bush in the garden. The candle-lit vigil was just beautiful (picture attached!). To ease our grief, we adopted a new, gorgeous little tabby who has adjusted so well into our loving home!
The Teenager is doing brilliantly at school! We just don’t know how he manages to combine all that schoolwork with playing for both the rugby and football teams too! Phew! And where do kids get their appetites from?? He’s growing up so fast and I just can’t take enough photographs of all his incredible achievements. We’re running out of space for his trophies, and we just know he’ll be playing rugby for the country soon – watch this space!
I have had a little health problem. It’s MS. You know, that celebrity illness – Jack Osbourne has it and we’re so proud of the spotlight he has shone on this for us. We’re in the company of giants! I’ve been resting up and taking it easy, but watch out world, when I’m back to my old self again – here I come!! I may just take up skydiving and firewalking, so watch out for the clips on YouTube. I’ll be famous! So keep this letter in a safe place, ha ha!
We also painted the bathroom this summer. Don’t Farrow & Ball do some stunning colours? We spent many a happy weekend choosing the best one and are so pleased with the result. I have had so many lovely compliments. And our toilet brush matches perfectly! As well as that, I am also still baking my legendary brownies and carrot cake – people just can’t get enough!
Well, I’ll wrap it up now. So, so sad we haven’t managed to meet up this year. Or last year. I’m just so blessed you can share in our awesome lives.
Merry Christmas y’all (My funny American relatives say this and I just think it’s the sweetest thing!!!)