Christmas was nothing out of the ordinary but a lovely day at home with family. We watched all the regular things, Doctor Who, Eastenders, Gavin & Stacey and the family movie, which this year was Elf. Although I did apply for some jobs in the afternoon and spent more time online than I should have on such a religious day. Catalina came over for a while and it was good fun but there was no Ramzi (my second cousin) until the weekend. Boxing Day is my sister’s Julie’s birthday (16) and she had some friends over or it may have just been one friend I do not remember. All the days blur into one another during this period, I refer to Twixmas. I watched Back To The Future Part II and GI Joe: The Rise Of Cobra. It was my second movie based on a Hasbro toy franchise over the holidays, as I got Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen as a birthday present (which I only collected from my friend on Christmas Eve, a month and two days after my actual birthday). Although I have to confess I fell asleep during the DVD screening of the Michael Bay sequel, because I was tired from all the food and hard work I had put in at ASDA for the past few days. It can be a shock to the system to go back to some hard labour, particularly after nine weeks of getting fat. (It is all relative but I put on a stone since I came back home from Newbury in October). On 27th I headed to Bedford to collect my cousins and got home just in time for the Arsenal Aston Villa match on Sky. Fabregas came off the bench to inspire the Gunners to victory with two great goals. Only then to be injured and have to be substituted. On Monday 28th, was a kind of get back into action day. I decided I would check the oil / anti-freeze / screenwash in all the family cars (three in total). I noticed we had no Anti-Freeze, so I walked to ASDA to get some. However, my Dad had gone to work with the garage key, so I had wait for him to get back before I could even start my car maintenance schedule. Instead I had to find other ways to occupy my time, I dropped my sister off at work then popped into town for a while. My only purchase in the sales was a pillow from House of Fraser. Anis bought some albums on sale in HMV, but apart from that it was a rather lame shopping trip into Wycombe. We then drove to Reading (well just outside Woodley really) to the Novatech store.