That seemed like an appropiate title for Chrismas Eve. I’m not like Scrooge but Christmas doesn’t have the magic it once had. When I was young I would always be up at about 5 in the morning on Christmas day but, a few years back, I woke up at 10 o’clock and I knew I was an adult.
Speaking of a Christmas Carol and getting up a thought occured to me just now. When I have to be up in the morning I naturally set an alarm but what would have happened in Victorian times – when did alarm clocks first come into existance? I must look that up. It is strange to think though that there was a time where you just had to go to bed and hope you would naturally wak
e at the right time.
I know that I’m strange so no one needs to point that out. When I went to bed last night I decided not to set an alarm. I almost always set an alarm – even on days off. I like to get stuff done and feel that the later I get up the less I’ll get done. That may sound obvious but what I mean is that I’m not so good at writing into the evening so I can’t simply write later. The result this time was that I slept for nearly 10 hours. I guess I must have needed it.
Last night I was at the Castel, Cardiff Castle for their Christmas banquet. It was a four course meal with singing and general jollyness. The steak we had for the main course was very good. I guess they avoid turkey, and roasted bird in general, as people are usually sick of turkey by the ene of Christmas – or at least they have had a hell of a lot of it.
Today is the day that some say the world is going to end. Well I can assure you that it is not. The would ending will not come from signs and just watch the various videos on you tube if you don’t believe me.
CGPGrey has a great video regarding this. If you Google for: ‘CGPGrey Mayan’ you’ll find out what I’m talking about.
Do you ever get that moment where your body keeps moving but your mind is saying go to bed? I’m getting that right now. I’ve spent a lot of time tonight looking, unsucessfully, for something. What’s more annoying is that I’m sure I had it in my hands this morning.