Archive December 2010

Christmas Tree in LondonA week of snow, the beginning of December and it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.  The delicious windows in Fortnum’s, snowing in Covent Garden this afternoon, the tawdry decorations in Oxford Street (oh please, save up for some real ones or don’t bother!) the Christmas TV ads dripping with fake snow (should have waited boys – nip out and shoot next year’s right now) all very cosy.  White Christmas is on TV in the background (was Danny Kaye always that camp?)  Oh god, how will I keep up the emotional commitment to Christmas…I’ve peaked too early.  More snow please, hold the mince pies.

Christmas decorations in LondonBy way of contrast I had to call Australia and New Zealand a few times this week  to talk to authors.  Both great books.   Time difference at this time of year is extreme so I was huddled in British darkness while they oh so clearly weren’t. I could tell because their voices weren’t muffled by being under the duvet.  continue reading »

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