We Wish You a Messy Christmas

A friend just emailed photos of the decorations in her house. My goodness, her living room is tidy! Mine always looks like a tornado just passed through.

Several years ago, one of my friend’s got burgled and of course the police came round. One officer said sympathetically, “My goodness, they made a mess, didn’t they?”

She had to admit that she hadn’t even noticed anything odd until she tried to put a tape in the video machine, and realised the machine wasn’t there any more. The mess was perfectly normal.

My house is like that. It’s not dirty, you understand, just chaotic. I think my mission in life is to make house proud friends feel smug at the comparison. I’m not showing you photos! You’ll just have to use your imagination.

Posted by sheila

Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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