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It may have gone unnoticed as the weeks and months have peeled by, but this is to be my first addition to the BiccyBlog in some time.

I wish I could excuse my prolonged absence by recounting some intriguing adventure in distant lands. This would not be true. Nor have I been engaged in a deep introspective endeavour; tackling the grand existential questions and reconnecting with one’s ever-elusive inner child. This also would be a work of fiction as I still have yet to discover my spirit animal…

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Customise Christmas to show you care

So we emerged from the festive period a few pounds heavier in the gut and a few pounds lighter in the coin purse. Still reeling from the excesses of this annual ritual of self-abuse, I find myself back at the drawing board reflecting on a job well done.

Each year, as the nights draw longer and the decorations start to go up in other people’s houses (as I don’t have space for a tree) I find myself again striving to perform this most intricate of balancing acts: conforming to the social and emotional obligations of the season while surrendering as little of my sparse material wealth as possible. Many may say that I go a little bit ‘Scrooge McDuck’ when it comes to spending over the holidays, but I assure you it is purely out of necessity.

That being said, this does not mean that my nearest and dearest go unnoticed or neglected. There are plenty of things that can be done to demonstrate appreciation to those you love with sufficient sentimentality as per the themes of any Christmas movie. The trick to this is to make use of your time and resources as efficiently as possible. Create, craft and improvise.

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