helen-louise (baratron) wrote,

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A very merry Christmas.

The past few days have been really, really great. I want to post here to say thank you to everyone who've made it so.

You see, for me, it's not a given that the Christmas holiday will be fun. I think apart from this year, the last truly pleasant Christmas I had was the year I was given a My Little Pony Show Stable as a present, so you can work out how long ago that was. For those who don't know, I come from a family that it is rather fucked up. My mum and dad haven't got on very well as long as I can remember, and although they seem to hate each other most of the time, they're too stubborn to get divorced - even though they both want to!. Both my mum's and my dad's side of the family are rather nosy and interfering, and all of them have this great idea about Christmas being "a family time". And, to top things off, I'm an only child, so I don't have anyone else to act as a buffer between my parents - it's all down to me. What fun!

Well, although I was terribly concerned about Christmas, I kept to my plan. Read more...Collapse )

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