Monthly Archives: December 2010

Merry Christmas…

This could’ve been the glorious finale to Advent Mouse’s weeks of preparation but, alas (as is so often the case), the requisite stars were not aligned, and rudimentary spring-loaded technology intervened to snatch a superlative Christmas from his little rodenty … Continue reading

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Ever hopeful…

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Who ate all the green ones…?

Ans.: Nic  🙂 When you’ve spent an entire morning piling into the Quality Street, you’re going to need a (restorative, glucose-degrading) nap:

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He won’t miss one glass, out of millions (surely…?)

The warming sherry left out for Father Christmas can prove a very effective means of catching out a parent masquerading in his place – or marauding mice, as ably demonstrated by Advent Mouse:

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Beware prezzie-rattlers!

It’s in this awkward hinterland between end-of-term/final, critical days of Advent and the Big Day itself that wrapped gifts, lurking in wardrobes or festively stacked beneath the tree, are most vulnerable to the diagnostic probings and rattlings of (now mainly … Continue reading

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Spare a thought for the Christmas angel…

I’ve always felt a twinge of sympathy for the (yes, inanimate…) angel/ erroneously entitled ‘fairy’, wedged – as she invariably is – in what can only be the most uncomfortable of positions atop the Christmas tree. And if it weren’t … Continue reading

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The final touches…

There’s something a little bit thrilling about unearthing The Christmas Tree Fairy from beneath piles of other fly-by-night impulse-buy decorations: she is a stoic, and ever-so-slightly smug character, confident in the knowledge that she’s pretty much assured the top (in … Continue reading

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Christmas. With bells on.

Advent Mouse, pictured here making the crucial addition of moggy-maddening bells to the tree’s complement of decorations. These will, of course, be savagely ripped off in a few days’ time when they have driven everyone to distraction with their seemingly … Continue reading

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Bauble envy…

…it’s a terrible thing.

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Customized decorations

It’s not, I appreciate, immediately obvious where the story in this illustration lies – and it may, perhaps, be something peculiar to my own (recently ‘adopted’) family – so allow me to explain: Having been elected, along with my (then) … Continue reading

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