Before we continue, I need to confess – I LOVE CHRISTMAS. I love everything about it, I love the TV, the food, the family traditions, the break from work, everything.
To celebrate the publication of the novella, I have a range of things planned, but only during December. I am aware that for most people Christmas only starts in December. I watched most of the big supermarkets' Christmas ads last week between the last episode of Downton Abbey. Some people on twitter were ranting that it’s far too early for these adverts. Will you indulge me? Thanks! I have ranked them as follows, this is for the adverts, and NOT for how I feel about the shops. These two things bear no relation to one another:
- Boots – Smalltown Boy soundtrack wins it I’m afraid. I wonder how many people will know how gay and political the song really is. Loving Jimmy Somerville and his alto voice.
- M&S – Helena Bonham Carter and David Gandy the model – woof, and her little dog too
- Tesco – home movies through the ages. A nice dollop of nostalgia.
- Debenhams – like the music and additional points for using ‘fabulous’
- Waitrose – free range organic turkeys treated to five star treatment, with hot and cold running water and fluffy towels
- John Lewis – Lilly Allen has done better songs herself, although I do like her voice. The rest was too cartoony I’m afraid
- Sainsbury’s – meh.
- Morrisons – Ant & Dec – no, just no. And that’s where it ends.
On 28 November I am on RJ Scott’s website talking about the novella.
All in December:
I will be blogging here about some topics in the story, including interviews with Cathy and Tony, two of the characters. I’ll also be talking about Christmas traditions.
I will also have some little picture teasers to get you in the Christmas mood.
I’m doing a bit of a zig zagged blog tour, as well as being on some review sites with competitions to win a free copy of the ebook.
I hope to catch up with you in the various comments boxes, or Twitter, during December.
I hope the story and the posts help in some small way to you having a great Christmas.
Right, that’s it for Christmas posts, until December. I promise. No more snowflakes, Christmas trees, presents, reindeer...
Until next time,
Liam Livings xx