A Happy Christmas One And All

Well it’s that time of year again when I toss all literary ambitions aside, consumed as I am by the anxiety which comes with the responsibility for cooking the Christmas meal.

Will it all be overdone, underdone or not done at all on account of some last minute equipment failure? Hopefully, as in previous years, somehow or other, I will move towards the dining table with cooked turkey on display and wearing that Christmas jumper which covers a thousand human failings.

I hope you and yours enjoy a similar suspension of anxiety and get to enjoy the pleasure of family which few festivals offer us as richly as does Christmas.

Happy Christmas everyone!

Thank you for all your support during the year. To each and every one of you “It means more than I can ever say”


About Peter Wells aka Countingducks

Trying to remember what my future is
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51 Responses to A Happy Christmas One And All

  1. Lucy Brazier says:

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, dear chap! I’m sure the turkey will be stunning and the jumper even more so. It has been a joy and a privilege to read your words this year. I hope for many, many more in 2018 x

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    • I hope you have a lovely Christmas and a big hug from all of us at the Countingducks marketing department including Freddie Frog, Jerry Turtle and myself of course. Luckily my Christmas jumper is startling enough to suspend all thoughts of rational criticism as I approach the table with my well-cooked Turkey!

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  2. The Avid Reader says:

    Merry Christmas!

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  3. catterel says:

    Nothing like a startling jumper to distract attention from any deficiencies in the turkey – anyway, what does it matter as long as you have all the trimmings? Sending you equally warm wishes for a very joyful Christmas and a happy new year.

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  4. ShimonZ says:

    Wishing you, your friends, and your many readers a merry Christmas with all its delights from the Turkey on the table to the tremors in the heart as you listen to melodies, and exchange presents and stories.

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  5. I find that if I have another wine the turkey’s always cooked to perfection. Happy Christmas to one of my favourite bloggers – and to all those he loves!

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  6. ksbeth says:

    i love your very human description of the holiday experience – best to all of you, including the turkey, who may have to endure all sorts of trials and tribulations.

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  7. Candy Lebby says:

    Even when writing a simple post about Christmas, you deliver. Merry Christmas! Oh and wine makes it all better, if you don’t overdo it πŸ™‚

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  8. Have a good and merry one with all the trimming, gaeity and laughter.
    I miss my Christmas jumper, a sparkly red one knitted for me by my Mum about thirty years ago. Sadly it suffered one wash and tumble dry too many and went like string.


  9. Wishing you a very merry Christmas, and all the best in 2018.

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  10. Al says:

    You realize, of course, now that the proverbial cat is out of the proverbial bag vis a vis the jumper, you are expected, nay, obligated to post a photo for all your admiring readers to see. The anticipation alone will make for a happy Christmas for us all. In the meantime, best of the season to you and yours as well!

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  11. And to you, Peter. Here’s to a new year of writing and publishing.

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  12. Winnie says:

    Have yourself a merry Christmas and a prosperous new year in 2018! Cheers!

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  13. gotham girl says:

    Oh, I love this! I can just picture you in your Christmas jumper!! ENJOY the holidays and here’s to a creative 2018!!

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  14. All the very best to you and yours, Peter. Time to rest the old grey matter and soak up delights of the season!

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  15. tiostib says:

    Rest assured that your wit and fine writing have made the world a better place, you certainly brightened up many of my days with your wonderfully rich tales of laughable humanity. Best wishes for joyous holidays!

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  16. Happy holidays Peter! Luckily, I come from a long line of women who don’t cook so expectations at holiday meals are relatively low.

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  17. Sue Vincent says:

    Merry Christmas, Peter, to you and your family.

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  18. Happy Christmas, dear Peter, to you and your family! And Happy Cooking πŸ˜‰

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  19. Scarlet says:

    Merry Crimbo, Mr Ducks, and good luck!


  20. wdfyfe says:

    And a Happy Christmas to you and yours

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  21. joey says:

    A very merry Christmas to you, too, Peter xx


  22. A very merry Christmas, Peter, and hope the Christmas meal is a grand success!


  23. nelle says:

    Happy Christmas, Peter! Given the tenderloin roasted here came out perfect, I trust you did quite a masterful job with the turkey!


  24. I do hope your Christmas Day was enjoyable and not stressful. Even though it is the season of joy, there are enough things to spin it all out of control. It’s been a long year for me and I look forward to the next… Thanks for staying in touch. I hope to do better in 2018. πŸ™‚


  25. renxkyoko says:

    And a happy 2018 to you, my friend.

    And I’m so proud and happy to inform you that I won the ugliest Christmas ” sweater ” ( jumper ? ) at our office Christmas party. ~(^_^~)

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