Merry Christmas, you lovely lovely people.
A few things to say today. First of all I should announce the results of the 2010 poll, which was a raging success. With a whopping 70 votes, it got a better turn-out than the last series of Big Brother. So, without further ado, let me announce that the winner for the pronunciation of 2010 waaasss... (drumroll...) 'twenty-ten', with 44 votes!
And, sadly for my flatmate, 'two-thousand-and-ten' got only a pathetic 24 votes. Sorry Sandeep.
I hope you're all having a wonderful day. I'm proud to say that despite a migraine, an eye infection, two heavy colds and the cat having a fit during Christmas lunch, the Crisells have managed to triumph over adversity and have a very nice time. I've spent the whole day drinking champagne and playing with my nephew's toy garage, while alternating between wearing a really tasteful spangly Santa hat and these very attractive antlers:
Don't be jealous - some of us just have a natural elegance.
There are lots of things I want for 2010 - not just a MacBook, and the incredible dress I saw in Stylist two months ago, which is going to be in shops in January but will probably sell out before I get anywhere near it - but serious things too.
I want my family to be happy and healthy and have a good year with a minimum of stress. I want to make progress in my career. I want to sort out all the mess in my flat and turn it into somewhere I feel a bit more proud of. I want the problems at British Airways to be resolved in a way that means my gorgeous friend Jenni can (a) keep her job, (b) keep loving her job and (c) afford to live. I want Sandeep to be offered a fantastic job when she qualifies as a solicitor. I want Claire to have some well-deserved time off and come and get drunk in London with me. I want Tim to have the good year he truly deserves, and I want Denis to have the time of his life in Australia - but then I want him to come home before I miss him too much.
And I want all of you to enjoy twenty-ten too. Much love from me, your reindeer friend.
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