• Caroline Donough

It's February and I Keep Telling Myself It's Time to Pack up Christmas


Seriously, there are parts of my house that still look like December 25th. I just really love Christmas and I tend to feel a bit sad whenever it's time to store away Christmas decor. I sooo don't want to... *sigh*... but I know I should. And I will.


Perhaps what I'll do is leave one card on display in the living room. Just one card. Just for the heck of it, and I'm thinking this one that the Orchards sent. It's so pretty. I love the winter scene with snowflakes falling. So magical. I just love looking at it.

Yeah... I think that card should definitely stay right where it is. It'll help me put my incessant love for Christmas to bed for the next ten months a little easier.


Speaking of cards, see this lovely Chinese New Year card on my desk? My friend, Shiuan, sent it to me. She's among very few friends who, like me, still have a soft spot for old-fashioned greeting cards. Yeah, I know there's social media and all now... but hey, that's precisely why a real card is all the more special. I may not celebrate Chinese New Year, yet her cards continue to arrive in my letterbox each year. As an epistolary nerd who gets a high from receiving cards in general, I can't complain! Her thoughtful gesture, and that of everyone else who sends me cards, is not only loved and appreciated, but gladly reciprocated every time! ✉️❤ And speaking of Chinese New Year, it's a special time for my Chinese friends for sure and I totally share in their joy. For me, personally, I'm looking forward to, amongst other things, driving into KL next week minus its usual insane traffic once city folk return to their hometowns for the Lunar holiday. Haven't seen KL in a while, so it'll be nice to "catch up". This lull period is the only time in the year that I actually don't mind driving into the city (other times, I'd have to be bribed), and I'm thinking of taking my mum to see Pavilion's Chinese New Year decor (I know she'd love that) and then maybe grab a bite over at Feast Village Starhill Gallery, or something along those lines. We'll see.

By the way, remember Tonya Harding, the American figure skater who rose to fame in the early '90s before her link to the Nancy Kerrigan scandal in 1994 destroyed her career? Although that happened 25 years ago, it became international news, so Boomers and Gen Xers may have some recollection, as I do. You're probably wondering why I'm bringing up Tonya Harding all of a sudden. Well apparently, a movie which tells her side of the story had been made in 2017, and I don't know how I could've missed it but I did... until I saw it on Fox Movies the other night. Loved it. That's why I'm talking about it.

The movie is called I, Tonya and it stars Margot Robbie as Tonya. Hilarious and really entertaining to watch, it's a raw and unfiltered satirical take on Tonya's difficult life and the events that led to her ultimate fall from grace. Fox Movies is cool but I, Tonya is R-rated, so I have to get my hands on the DVD and see it again in all it's vile glory!

If you haven't watched I, Tonya and you're wondering what it's like, here's the official trailer:

And here's a video clip of Margot Robbie as Tonya nailing her historic triple Axel jump (with the help of special effects, of course). Enjoy!

Alrighty, then... it's time for me to hit the sack. Goodnight for now and here's to an ULTRA prosperous Year of the Piggy! 🐷🐖

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