Twenty-Four Days of Christmas: 8

On the Eighth of December my Creation brought to me a muster, nay a pride, nay an OSTENTATION of peacocks.

they sung in ostentation…

I think there may be just a tad more than eight there. Or maybe not.


Twenty-Four Days of Christmas: 5

On the Fifth of December my Creation brought to me…



Strictly speaking it’s ten golden wings, but who’s counting? Numbers don’t really mean anything in this random series anyway! You don’t have to be mad to come here, but by jiminy it helps!

Twenty-Four Days of Christmas: 1 and 2

In an attempt to get back into blogging once again, I thought it would be fun to create an Advent Calendar this year, based on my version of the popular Christmas carol The Twelve Days of Christmas. Only, I’m using Twenty-Four days and I’m not as generous with my gifts!!! Hehehe.

Sigh. I’ve already missed forgotten to open day 1, so here it is with day 2.

On the First of December my Creation brought to me…

A festive white rabbit (well, a rabbit in a Santa hat)… no partridge and no pear tree.

On the Second of December my Creation brought to me…

A snowman.

I really must work on my rhymes…

You don’t get any closer to escapism than this, do you? More tomorrow (or the next day…!)

The Unmentionable Lady of the Night

“Never breathe a word.” She urged, breathlessly. Not that she was breathless, I hasten to add, she just didn’t breathe. Vampires don’t tend to do that.

I found her standing by the bus stop, just as we’d arranged. The coldest night of the year so far, and she stood there in a skimpy vest top, bathed in a gentle light from – it must have been the bus stop, as the gas lamp she was standing under wasn’t working… and the Moon was hidden behind multiple layers of cloud.

“Never.” She urged again. “My name must never be uttered by your lips.”

“Can I type it on my blog?” I asked, in a moment of madness. I knew what her answer was going to be.


OK, then. Lady of the Night it is. The Unmentionable Lady of the Night in fact. I can’t see her having a problem with that.

So, why would I be meeting this strange lady on the darkest and coldest night of the year? Why? So she could give me her vote in the Love Referendum, that’s why! I’ve told you the question has been thrown out to literally thousands of characters through time itself. The results are slow in coming back, averaging at about one a day, which is handy considering I have extended my Valentine’s celebrations this year just a little. Not that I do Valentine’s, I must say, but this year I wanted to do something different.

So, this lady was asked is love a good thing or not. Two possible answers. Yes or No. What did she say? (Oh, and she had to provide a haiku as well. I always forget to mention that part.)

Dark clouds and dark hearts
Veins pulsating with passion
Needs and thirsts are met

The Unmentionable Lady of the Night votes: NO

The Lady of the Night says: “Love? Who has time for love in this day and age? Most people don’t have time to eat, never mind love. I make sure I feed, that’s what I make time for. A nice evening meal is enough for me. At my age, I don’t need love, but I need to live. There’s no point in voting for something if there’s no time for it, is there? Now. Never breathe a word.”

I don’t think the last line was actually part of her reason, but she said it at the same time so in it must stay. She started to develop a hungry look, so I made my excuses and left shortly after she gave her reason. I still have weeks of these posts to do, don’t you know.

This lady’s vote will not be included in the count until tomorrow’s post, as the count is always a day behind. Currently, however, the count stands at:

There will be more from the referendum tomorrow.

Today’s post has also been part of :

The Easter Bunny

What? The Easter Bunny??? In February?!?!

Ah. I see. White Rabbits!

February already! Can you believe it? Happy February!

Anyway, I digress.

Here’s the Easter Bunny leaping out of the bushes to take part in my (now) World Famous Love Referendum. She certainly isn’t leaping into Spring, that’s for sure… what with all the snow we are apparently having.

What do you mean “Hang on; what’s this Love Referendum?”? – Where have you been? As I don’t do Valentine’s, this year I am doing it… of a fashion. I’m holding a referendum and have invited hundreds of legendary characters to take part, if they so desire, and provide a haiku whilst doing so. The referendum is a choice between love being a good thing (yes) or not (no).

The current vote stands at:

Which currently doesn’t include today’s vote. The count will be reflected in tomorrow’s post (should anybody call by, that is!)

Easing Easter in
With love and a little leap
As it’s cold and wet

The Easter Bunny votes: YES

The Easter Bunny says: Love is to be loved. No more, no less. Although it can be loved a little more by a chocolate or two. Any chocolate. Nice, luxuriously smooth chocolate that melts in your mouth and makes you lie back and sigh a resounding ‘Mmmmmm!’. And expensive chocolate hearts really show the love. And eggs. Don’t forget the eggs (I have to say that though…) they are an absolute must when it comes to showing love. Yes. Without love there can be no love of chocolate, and that is a definite no no.

More tomorrow.