So as December disappears over the horizon taking with it the whole of 2013, it's time for the last month in numbers as organised by Julie Kirk.
I normally end with the communal count but as it's the end of the year, let's shake it up a bit and do it first. How many Christmas movies is too many? Well, apart from watching Love Actually in the weekend before the big day - and let's face it that's almost compulsory in our house - I saw bits of many a Christmas film but no other whole films. This was due to the discovery of a new channel on the TV called Christmas 24. Non stop, back to back Christmas films. All manner of films, and whilst I didn't actually watch a whole one from start to finish but dipped in and out of various films, it did help get into the Christmas spirit while I was catching up on the ironing or wrapping presents. How many it too many? Probably a late morning and whole afternoon of films you wouldn't otherwise have chosen to watch if you didn't have a basket full of ironing and a pile of presents to wrap.
So what can we count for the last month? We could count the number of chocolates I've eaten but it's going to be too embarrassing so we'll pass over that. Number of sausage rolls? Now you're just trying to make me feel ashamed.
For those who enjoy a good pattern in dates, my nephew's son was 10 on 11.12.13. That's a good one to record isn't it? We had five birthday celebrations. Including one on Christmas Day. 232 candles.
My son drove 375 miles to come home for Christmas and he's just driven 375 miles back. One half of that sentence makes me happy and the other half makes me sad. Thankfully we have the annual Keyworth Christmas photo to record the visit.
So that is it for the last month of 2013. I only joined into this project mid year so I am looking forward to completing the whole 12 month set in 2014.
Farewell to December and Happy New Year to all!