I am 37 and a teacher. I am a happily married man with 2 boys aged 13 and 10, and we live by the sea. I have had UC since about the age of 30. These are the ramblings of man trying to come to terms and deal with a chronic disease whilst maintaining some sort of normality.
The ipod is loaded down with christmas tunes (see below).
Just switched the last of the christmas lights on.
Picking up the locally-reared, free range, Norfolk Bronze first thing in the morning.
Family due in the afternoon.
Last of the wrapping to do tonight.
Kids are bursting with excitment.
Tins of Quality Street await enticingly.
A plethora of wine, spirits and (alcohol-free) beer stand ready.
AND...Christmas day will be two calender months of no drugs... Hohoho...
So, to celebrate: my top 5 christmas pop songs...
5) Merry Xmas Everyone - Slade - it is officially not allowed to be Christmas in the UK unless this song is heard by every member of the population at least once a day...
4) Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt
3) Christmas Wrapping - The Waitresses (couldn't find original video of this one)
2) Fairytale of New York - Pogues (featuring Kirsty MacColl)
1) Christmas (Baby please come home) - Darlene Love - meloncholy beneath I know, but, crikey, phil spector knew how to Christmasify a pop tune. Wigs an' all...