A Different Kind of Christmas

Someone else’s family. Pheasant cooked in red wine. A fawn running through the snow in Lord Mountbatten’s estate. Sedately drinking through a whole bottle of nice tequila out of tiny teacups. A jukebox loaded up with ‘Killing In The Name Of’ and ‘Last Resort’ for Christmas Eve. Waiting for a son to come home across the Atlantic three days late. Mulled wine at a pub built in 1420, frequented by Wilde’s Bosie, still with the same low doorways and open fire. Family photos where everyone else is real and I am just a head in a box.

Some things don’t change: the Doctor Who Christmas special made me cry.

I hope you had a lovely Christmas. xx

Image: Andy Goldsworthy


December 28, 2010. Tags: , , . Uncategorized.

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