December 11, 2014


Pete and I have never spent Christmas entirely alone, and this year will be no exception, with 8 year old Bernard making it worth all the effort. But for the first time ever, there will be no extended family involved. … Continue reading

December 9, 2014

Yulevent 2013 edited highlights

So last year I kicked off Yulevent by moaning about advent calendars, which is an important family tradition that has been going on around here for a good ten years. Then krissa introduced us to a Christmas Tree called Margo, … Continue reading

December 31, 2013

Best In Show

The occupants of Casa Uborka tend not to make much of a fuss of New Year’s Eve; indeed I cannot remember the last time I left the house for it. This year a dinner party was planned almost by accident … Continue reading

December 25, 2013


And so – Christmas Day at long last. I hope I speak for everyone who’s posted this month when I say “Thanks” to Karen and Pete (and that bloody Ubotka) for the idea, and for letting all of us write … Continue reading

December 24, 2013


Well, there it is then. Yulevent, all done and dusted. I’ve enjoyed reading the various contributions, some people writing about their particular modus Christmerandi, others writing about particular events that have influenced how they experience the season, and others picking … Continue reading

December 23, 2013

A PWF Christmas

Posted by Donkey on behalf of Bekki (@pigwotflies) Christmas in the PWF family is about, in roughly equal measure: Jesus; food; presents and squeezing as many family members as possible into one room.