Family Christmas and Other Disasters

We gave the boys the week off last week and told them to go enjoy themselves. Our bad.

As we catch up with Toby and James after the holidays, they share their Christmas disaster stories – James got vertigo playing on a roundabout with his three year-old granddaughter, while Toby stayed in the Airbnb-from-hell in Cardiff.

For 2023 they discuss the pros and cons of Veganuary and/or Dry January (one is enough for Toby); complain about the horrors of Sadiq Kahn’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display and the *ahem* vocal stylings of Sam Ryder on BBC1; express their condolences to the good people of Scarborough, whose beachfront fireworks display was cancelled when a Walrus turned up on the beach; the first ‘non-binary” vicar in the Church of England and then get in their usual ten cents about how ghastly Harry and Meghan are.

Then, in Culture Corner, they talk about The Glass Onion (Netflix), The Swimmers (Netflix), Avatar 2 and the Christmas special of The Detectorists (BBC iPlayer.)

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  1. Boethius1261972 Coolidge
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    Cleaning lady.  Hilarious.  You could easily afford turkey and you know it.  Don’t pretend you are one of us who can  afford neither turkey nor household staff.

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  2. colleenb Member
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    Tell James to check for Meniere’s disease. Unlikely but when it comes to inner ear stuff it seems to be last on the list when it should be first.

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  3. Charlotte Member
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    I thought Glass Onion was pretty entertaining. It’s off the wall, and not as good as the first one, but solid enough. Neither Knives Out movie should be viewed as a straight murder mystery; they are supposed to be satires of the genre.

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