Friday, 27 November 2015

Guest Post - The Twelve Not Quite Perfect Moments of Christmas by Annie Lyons - #CarinaChristmas

I'd love to welcome Annie Lyons to Rachel Random Reads today, and she is telling us those twelve Not Quite Perfect Moments of Christmas.
  1. When your child catches you knocking back Father Christmas’ favourite tipple on Christmas Eve.
  2. When during your impressive twerking routine at the Christmas party you realise that your skirt is tucked in your knickers. Again.
  3. When your mother-in-law offers to help you sieve the gravy.
  4. When you start to believe that socks really are a great Christmas present.
  5. When your child declares ‘babyccino’ to be the son of God when answering the vicar’s question during your local church’s crib service.
  6. When you decide that home-made gifts really do make the best presents, resulting in burnt chutney, bendy gingerbread and a kitchen that would make Mary Berry weep.
  7. When the highlight of your festive TV season is the Peppa Pig Christmas special.
  8. When buying new Christmas lights is preferable to untangling the ones you carelessly stuffed back into the box last January.
  9. When some joker decides to give the dog sprouts.
  10. When Granny decides to act out ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ during charades.
  11. When your mother misinterprets your request for boots and instead of the knee-high beauties you’ve been coveting, buys you a pair of Dunlop wellies.
  12. When you decide to make egg nog. And realise that any drink with ‘egg’ in the title really is as disgusting as it sounds.

Not Quite Perfect Christmas

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A Christmas fairy tale in New York?

This Christmas, Emma Darcy has decided, is going to be perfect! Not only has she exchanged her glamorous London life to jet out to the even more glitzy New York, but she has her gorgeous boyfriend finally by her side, and her dream job comes with an invite to their super-dazzling Christmas party. Ooooh, what to wear?!

To celebrate, this year she’s planning a Christmas like you see in the movies; her tinsel-topped to-do list includes ice-skating outside Rockefeller Center, strolling around a snow-covered Central Park and Christmas (window) shopping at Tiffany.

That plan goes slightly out the window with news that her Mum, sister and niece Lily will be visiting her – that’s a lot of Darcy women, even in the Big Apple! With family drama and a work disaster to avoid too, this might not quite be the picture-perfect Christmas she’d had in mind…!

A Not Quite Perfect short story.

About Annie Lyons

After leaving university, Annie Lyons decided that she 'rather liked books' and got a job as a bookseller on Charing Cross Road, London. Two years later she left the retail world and continued rather liking books during an eleven-year career in publishing. Following redundancy in 2009 she realised that she would rather like to write books and having undertaken a creative writing course, lots of reading and a bit of practice she produced Not Quite Perfect. She now realises that she loves writing as much as coffee, not as much as her children and a bit more than gardening. She has since written another two novels and is about to start work on her fourth. She lives in a house in south-east London with her husband and two children. The garden is somewhat overgrown. One day she hopes to own a chocolate-brown Labrador named John and have tea with Mary Berry.

Website & social media
Twitter: @1AnnieLyons

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Thank you so much to Annie, for this rather amusing post of when things just don't go quite right at Christmas. 

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