Christmas Cheerios

Posted by Jeni in Ad Infinitum | 29 December 2010

Christmas day was full of ice

Sunday day was drippy

Boxing day was full of fog

And yesterday was slippy

The Christmas tree is leaking pine

The mistletoe has wilted

The Christmas cake is but a crumb

And the stilton all but stilted.

The ham is just a tiny wedge

The onions all but pickled

The last of all the mincing pies

Are well and truly lickelled.

The wrapping paper fills the bin

The cards are stacked and shuffled

The box of biscuits empty now

The candles dripped and snuffled.

The relatives have all gone home

The beddings in the basket

The soiled towels and flanneled cloths

Are tiskets in a tasket.

The New Year looms just hours away

Whilst this years gloom still lingers

As well as all the sticky stains

From spoilt childrens fingers.

The Sky Plus broke so damn it all

I missed the Corrie tram crash

As well as Betty's speech at three

And Ronnie's 80th birth bash.

The gifts have all been stuffed away

The bank account diminshed

It has been fun, but knackering

So thank God it's frigging finished....

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1. At December 29, 2010 8:33 PM June wrote:

Oh Jeni

Christmas Cheerios did make me laugh, especially the last line!
Just to wish you and the gang [your family and we buggers, sorry bloggers]] everything you all wish for yourselves in 2011.
My Christmas? Well lets just say hot lemon drinks, throat lozengers, and paper hankies were the order of the day/days. One by one we went down like nine pins!
So here's to a healthy New Year everyone
Best Love

2. At December 29, 2010 10:43 PM Marmite wrote:

Hey Jeni

Ooo that was so my Christmas as well! Hope you and all the lovely blog family had a great Christmas. Wishing you all a Happy New Year may it bring you all need. I will be off to Abu Dhabi so will miss you all but will catch up when I get back
Much love
Marmite xxx

3. At December 30, 2010 7:00 AM Su wrote:

Brilliant! Happy New Year to you and yours.

4. At December 30, 2010 6:04 PM Lindy Fleetwood wrote:

Love it just love it xxhugxx

5. At December 30, 2010 7:51 PM Terry wrote:

Dear Jeni.Golly it will soon be New Years Eve and i want to wish you Jeni and Hubby and Family a Really Happy New Year and Also to your faithfull Army of Bloggers! Have a Safe and Worry Free New year Lets try and forget this New Government that seems to want to strip us all of our asses!should read Assets Ha Ha! May God bless you all and think how happy we will be with Jeni back on the airwaves again (What a Treat for us all in 2011!) Good Luck with your new venture Jeni! God Bless and hope youll be ever so happy doing what you do best! entertaining us all. Cheers to all of you tomorrow at Midnight! Love Terry in darkest Putney Heath xxx

6. At December 30, 2010 8:22 PM LV wrote:

I Love bit of poetic cheer at this time year.....something else rhymes with that, but my brain's in neutral. I'm on catch up. Five days before Christmas i was in and out of bed with some kind of 'flu thing,' or was it the grim reaper...whatever it was, it was uuuuugly! -It is most unlike me to sucome to the buggers at any time of the year. So i was delighted because it only lasted a few days, and i was lucky enough to get my Elf back in time for Christmas!
I hope it's not too late to say that I dearly hope that everyones Christmas was and continues to be filled with Love and Light. May the Angels continue to enfold and God Bless One and All.
Love and Light, LV.

7. At December 30, 2010 11:39 PM rhianon wrote:

Jen, you're in good form. Happy New Year to you and to all in Jen's Army, Be well , be happy and be loved.
Battle on, Rhianon. xx

8. At January 1, 2011 12:14 AM eleonor novi wrote:

Happiest year ahead, our darling treasure Jeni! First thought about you.
Of course God will take care. There is no one comparable to you, you are our, whole world's treasure, unique soul of the biggest child - so looking forward to the 9th. One day you will have your own radio where the best join together, just be patient.
May all your dreams come true! Believe in yourself! Lots of love.

9. At January 2, 2011 2:14 PM Kirsten wrote:

Happy New Year Jeni! And to the Old Git, B & Marmite, June, Rhianon, to EVERYONE in fact. Thank you for the poem, it made me laugh out loud - a lot. :)
Here's to a wonderful 2011 for us all.

10. At January 2, 2011 9:30 PM Nick funnell wrote:

Happy new year darling Jeni. Can't wait for the 9th. Lots of love. N xx

11. At January 3, 2011 9:42 PM paul wrote:


12. At January 5, 2011 10:32 AM all inclusive vacation packages bahamas wrote:

Hey! New Year is here! Put on your party hat and raise a toast to good times

13. At January 12, 2011 3:56 PM Manuel Humbles wrote:

hehe. I meditate most days and think it's a great way to chill out and unwind.

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