Tag Archives: Christmas

Silent Sunday: Pre-Christmas Edition.

It’s the last weekend before Christmas and in case you ever doubted we do things differently here in the Great White North… Canadian Santa (because yes, such a thing exists) has been forced to outsource his transportation team in the … Continue reading

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The Fat Man Is Almost Here, Kiddies!

Hook’s Note: I was planning on following in the virtual footsteps of so many of my fellow bloggers and list the fifty things I’m grateful for this year… then I started to become overwhelmed by the holiday blues. I’ve been … Continue reading

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The Perfect Tree.

The temperature has plummeted, unbelievably-annoying Christmas songs are polluting the airwaves, Black Friday is almost upon us  and so I felt inspired to share an early holiday post… on second thought, let’s scratch the politically correct BS, shall we? I … Continue reading

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A Holiday Post Unlike Any Other.

I’m not sure why, but I haven’t felt very festive this year. Fortunately, that hasn’t stopped the chaos from flowing like cheap wine at work. Here now, for your pleasure/amusement/horror are my Top Ten Holiday moments/Guests so far. 10)  The … Continue reading

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A Dirt-Cheap Christmas Eve Gift From The Hook.

The last few days have been trying, to say the least. My father-in-law has been wrestling with his mortality in the ICU, but he’s home now, just in time for the holidays. Although he’s currently weak as a kitten he … Continue reading

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Ten-Hut! There’s an Inspection Today, So Straighten Up And Fly Right, Maggots!

There’s an inspector from Head Office (a term that shouldn’t make me giggle so much, but it does), in the hotel today and so, as anyone with a modicum of familiarity with the inner workings of bureaucratic thinking knows, all … Continue reading

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What Every Bellman Needs For Christmas…

Yes, I have indeed used the word “Christmas”. There has been a great deal of controversy on this side of the border over its use, but as I’ve said before, my blog, my rules. Let’s get to it, shall we? … Continue reading

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Boxing Day Shenanigans With The Hook!

  To be clear, my Boxing Day does not consist of battles with strangers for a deal on electronics or bedding accessories. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a conflict or two. The usual hi-jinks are doubled over the holidays. … Continue reading

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It IS Christmas, Right?

I keep checking my calendar; I can’t help it. My home is beautifully decorated. My dogs have their treats under the tree. My daughter even has a brand-new Christmas light-up sweater – courtesy of VampireLover, of course! There isn’t any … Continue reading

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Do You Have A Mid-week “Mini-Christmas”?

For kids one day reigns supreme, so much so that’s it’s worth losing sleep and being told “Get back in your room!” over 50 times….an hour. But what happens when childhood melts away in the fires of time? As adults we’re … Continue reading

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