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It is absolutely not because I periodically forget the word Christmas when under pressure, and who in my social group celebrates Christmas or a different thing around this time. NOT EVEN SLIGHTLY.

This is the first Christmas day that I haven't spent even partially with [twitter.com profile] jilliferium. Like, we kinda did Christmas at the start of the week – me and Lex went to Liverpool to visit her, and we spent a lot of time yelling about Star Wars (she has finally seen some of them! I think she's seen the prequel trilogy and The Force Awakens? She has VERY STRONG OPINIONS on Anakin Skywalker, ngl.) and trying to be Responsible Adults Who Are Good At Presents (we failed.). It was like Proper Christmas in that there was much yelling and chattering and an immense amount of meat because we went to Viva Brasil, which is an all-you-can-eat Brazilian meat place. *_*

(UK people: if Tropiero closing has left a hole in your stomach, Viva Brasil is pretty much the exact same thing, except that they stamp a sheet of paper at your table to say what types of meat you've had. There was, like, cap of beef or something? And it was legit the best piece of meat I have had ALL YEAR.)

We didn't get to spend much time together, but I think we had fun? A lot of what we did was go round shops while I went "Fuck, me and Lex haven't got you a Christmas present yet, what do you want?" and Jill going "IDK, stuff??????" (We BOTH passed will saves vs Pokemon Sun and Final Fantasy XV and I can't help but feel like this was a terrible mistake that I need to rectify. Plus I kinda want to get Final Fantasy Explorers so that we have a game to yell at each other through, because god knows we don't have any of those.)


Wednesday I don't remember what I did. I know I played D&D in the evening, and I think I spent most of the day leading up to that AGGRESSIVELY AVOIDING statting characters because I hate statting characters? And maybe Lex and Christ played the X-Wing minis game? IDK.

Thursday and Friday I would like to say that I DIDN'T spend in a haze of watching and screaming about Yuri On Ice but that would be a lie, that is literally what I did. There may have been breaks for things like buying food and going to the pub to socialise like a real adult, but.

And then yesterday we came to Manchester! Gossip about current state of my family, NO ONE CARES SUSAN )

Lex had an amazing haul of spaceships for the Star Wars video game, which he is very happy about! He also got one of the books in Jim Butcher's newest series, and more socks than you can shake a stick at. (Holy crap, he has ACTUAL PAIRS! This is going to last to the first time they go into the wash and I am going to enjoy this reprieve while I have it. Ma got books and SO MUCH CHOCOLATE I think people are attempting to fatten her up. I don't know what Jill's getting off her people, but I have basically stuffed notebooks and filofax inserts and so many bathbombs into her arms and run away.

I got the Chocobo card game, which looks REALLY CUTE and I CAN'T PLAY IT YET because it's three player minimum and I think Lex is the only person who'll play it with me. And I also got socks (I have THE CUTEST PENGUIN SOCKS), and a contribution to my new shoe fund, and so much chocolate, and one of the One Piece omnibi (YES!), and all eight X-Men movies in one boxset (don't you judge me), and some CDs (Halsey and Imagine Dragons), and a GINGERBREAD HOUSE to decorate! I'm sure there was something else, but I can't remember what it is and I can't see it. A+, would add to my dragon horde again. ♥

It has been a good Christmas with good food and I haven't had to fight anyone yet, so I'm calling it a win!
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Okay, in order of least-to-most appalling, here are a small selection of things my family did this week while I was visiting my mum:

  • My brother flipped a wagon over. Not, as people apparently assumed when I told them this, a hand-wagon. An actual, honest-to-god flatbed truck.

    Picture behind the cut. )

    Please note, this is the LEAST appalling thing that happened this week.

  • My 22-year-old niece Davina tries to convince me that UKIP aren't racist, and that they have the right idea with trying to remove immigrants so there are more jobs for English people. I legit nearly kicked her out of the car.

  • My oldest sister, Elaine, asks us if we remember when she used to leave love bites on her daughters thighs ("They were just so chubby, like the Michelin Man's! I just wanted to suck the fat out!") like it's the most hilarious thing she's ever done. No! I just remember you BITING YOUR TODDLER because you're a weirdo, I didn't know you'd turned it up to fucking eleven!

  • My SEVEN YEAR OLD NIECE (who is Muslim) turns round to me and Jill and says "I don't like Jews and my dad doesn't like Jews and my Mum doesn't like Jews, because Jews kill Muslims." SHE IS SEVEN. SHE IS FUCKING. SEVEN. I didn't even know where to start with that beyond "NO Rihanna, NO," because all roads end with me phoning her mother and screaming "WHY ARE YOU TEACHING A FUCKING SEVEN YEAR OLD TO BE ANTI-SEMITIC YOU FUCKING RACIST COW?!" down the phone at her.

Usually I'm really sad to leave my Mum's, because I love seeing her and the family, but all of that happened on Thursday! And I was SO READY TO LEAVE.
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It occurs to me that [livejournal.com profile] thebaconfat had it right when she said that getting a good night's sleep means you eat less. I've had about... Thirteen hours sleep so far this week, and I'm pretty much eating like a horse because GOD FORBID I SKIP BEING SOCIABLE IN FAVOUR OF SLEEP.

(I'm serious, the very idea doesn't even occur to me until someone points out trying to nap in the pub is a silly plan...)

ON THE PLUS SIDE, I had a loaf of cake! And established that trufax, baking powder doesn't taste like icing sugar. ([livejournal.com profile] nobodyelsewill is trying to convince me that the only reason I thought tasting baking powder was a good plan was because I'm sleep deprived but a) I had four hours sleep yesterday and that's a LOT, and b) dude, I would have done that if I was completely awake and alert and everything!

Going home this afternoon because it's Jill's birthday this weekend. Yaaaaaay! Baby sister is going to be sixteen, woo. I'd be happier if my thieving niece hadn't STOLEN THE LAPTOP I WAS GOING TO GIVE HER, and if I didn't have to get the train, but ehhhhh. Can't have everything.


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