15th December 2010

Christmas in words – part 2

Christmas means children elevated to such levels of excitement that you can almost touch it. Their joy spirals and dances like the ribbon flicked and spun by a somersaulting rhythmic gymnast. It’s infectious too. Which is a good thing as it softens the cruelty of a 5am start following the Midnight Mass and champagne canapés of Christmas Eve.
Victoria Walker, writer