Thursday, December 15, 2011

Some Seasonal Cheer

Teaching at a posh school means I have a four week Christmas holiday, which is super (although it would be more super if I was on salary and being paid for this holiday time). Yes, it's nearing Christmas time and everyone is trying to remain cheerful and rise above the fact that it's been raining, hailing and blowing a gale. There's as much gloom on the news as ever, and more fancy drug dealer cars hanging around our block so the season of excess must be upon us. Therefore this post aims to be full of cheer. What follows aims to be a basket full of un-christmas related cheerful stuff.

Firstly, love is in the air. Well it is for my lovely flatmate who is falling head over heels for a Frenchman down the road. His mother is a cooking teacher who taught Princess Diana and Delia Smith, by the way. He is lovely, even if he talks about himself a lot. Which means I get the house to myself more, meaning my music choice gets played 100 percent of the time, although I have no one to blame but myself if the loo roll runs out and hasn't been replaced by one from the cupboard.

Secondly, this blog/tumblr thing. Nick Clegg is the leader of the Liberal Democrats, a party that had a conscience until they went into coalition with the Conservatives after last years elections- a sort of pact with the devil if I was honest. This is a nice little parody, and quite clever.

I love a good mix of pop culture and high culture- so Feminist Ryan Gosling fits the bill nicely.

And finally. This still makes me laugh after perhaps the tenth viewing. It's a parody of the BBC's political correspondent. It's not embedding, so I have doubts that it won't play outside of the UK, but here's the link:


  1. Don't feel too lonely Nicola, we still think about you at this time of year. Nice to see you're totally assimilating into the UK culture of booze, drugs, selfish behaviour (your flatmate's friend, not you)and political comments/hatred/cynicism.

    Season's greetings.

  2. How about a Christmas video?
    That one you posted last year (Santa stuck in the tepee was a cracker.

  3. Oh I forgot last year's "Stuck in the smokehole of my teepee"


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  5. "How did you manage to make a blog that as smart as it is sleek?"

    Not to mention minimalist and infrequent.

  6. Haha, yes...

    I have (inconveniently) fallen for an Englishman. Which is not helped by the fact I now away travelling around Europe with my sister. I then have a mere 2 and a 1/2 months to convince Mr B to move to the other side of the world for me, or convince NZ Immigration to let him in. So I have been busy of late, I haven't even been reading your posts.

    I will try again soon, promise. Hope you are well.