|My Christmas dinner, cooked by me!|
And, of course, another highlight of the festive season here in our house is the PDC darts World Championships from the Alexandra Palace in London. Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without the darts, and although I didn't watch it as religiously as I have done in the past, what I did watch I enjoyed. And last night's final between Dutchman Michael van Gerwan and Phil Taylor was a good one. Even though I didn't actually want Taylor to win it... Congratulations to him though. Both of them played extremely well.
|Christmas darts in our house...|
|My new writing space.|
And the second film that I thoroughly enjoyed over Christmas - on New Year's Eve to be exact - was Men in Black 3. I've always loved Will Smith, and he certainly didn't disappoint in this third installment of the Men in Black franchise. Actually, all of the cast were good, and personally, I thought Josh Brolin was an inspired choice to play the younger version of Tommy Lee Jones' character Agent K. The movie was fast, funny, and full of what fans of the films like. And I for one was happy to see these characters return to the big screen after a long absence.
OK. So, there are a few of my festive highlights, but were there any low points? Yeah. One or two. And, apart from weighing about a stone more than I did before Christmas started, The Royle Family Christmas Special was a huge disappointment. Now, I have loved this programme over the years, but the last few haven't been the best, and this one was no exception. I just think that what used to be a comedy most of us could relate to has become slightly silly, and I didn't really laugh at all during this hour-long Christmas special. Not the best they've done. Mind you, if we're talking Christmas TV in general, it was poor. There wasn't really anything on that made me sit up and take notice, so it was just as well I had my new Kindle Fire to faff about with. However, if we're talking comedy, I have to return to the subject of highlights and mention the hilarious Mrs Brown's Boys. Again, I think you have to have a certain sense of humour to find it funny, but for me personally I think it's one of the funniest things on TV right now, apart from The Hotel, but I'm not sure that's meant to be quite as funny as it is! As far as the Christmas episodes of Mrs Brown's Boys was concerned, I was crying laughing during the nativity play episode... just brilliant!
Anyway, I think I've rambled on enough about Christmas now. I had a good one, I enjoyed myself, but now it's back to reality, back to work, and back to the writing. I've got a book to finish, a new one in the planning stages, and another Christmas novella already planned out and ready to write for this coming Christmas. I've given myself a lot to do this year, so, I'd better get back to it.
I hope everyone else had a great Christmas, and here's hoping that the coming year is good for all of you, whatever you're doing. So, come on 2013 - let's see what you've got in store...
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