Appetite For Distraction

Appetite For Distraction
Christmas is already upon us . . . but only if you let it

Christmas selection boxes, be gone! Not only is it far too early, but we mustn’t rush past glorious, cosy, leafy, Halloween-y, creamy-pinty autumn, a season we here in Ireland do exceptionally well

The selection boxes are in Tesco. I repeat, the selection boxes are in Tesco. My feet have barely recovered from once more being encased like mummies in socks after a summer of sandal freedom, and the selection boxes are in bloody Tesco.

Don’t get me wrong, I love the big C (er, Christmas, not cancer; cancer is shite), but it is categorically too soon. Spare me the old clichés of “it gets earlier every year”...

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