The Cat That Could Open the Fridge: A Curmudgeon's Guide to Christmas Round Robin Letters

by Simon Hoggart | Humor |
ISBN: 1843543575 Global Overview for this book
Registered by ScottishHoosier on 4/6/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by ScottishHoosier on Wednesday, April 06, 2005
The things people put in their Christmas round robin letters! These are some of the things people have written and sent out, sometimes to people they don't even know. Those people have then sent them to the author of this book. His commentary is hilarious, too. Names have been changed to protect the unsuspecting authors of the letters, and friends and family that they have written about.

Journal Entry 2 by ScottishHoosier on Friday, April 08, 2005
Taking this to the post office this afternoon, loaning it to nice-cup-of-tea.

Journal Entry 3 by nice-cup-of-tea from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Tuesday, April 12, 2005
Just received this in the post today from ScottishHoosier as a little loan - thanks very much! Looks like perfect reading over a nice cup of tea, but I think reading this will have to wait until I finally finish my lit review...
Thanks again Mary!

Journal Entry 4 by nice-cup-of-tea from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Thursday, April 28, 2005
This book was hilarious! Some brilliant quotes and excepts from christmas letters, plus very funny commentary from Simon Hoggart! I particularly enjoyed the comments from the recipients of the letters:

"I used to work with this man in Croydon. I expect I never made it plain enough that we didn't want this sort of tosh because it is, in a Pooterish way, often quite hilarious. This year we got two. I believe that qualifies as cruel and unusual punishment."

"This man is my oldest and dearest friend, but, oh dear, what a plonker!"

"These people give it to us with both barrels. Roger is boastful, and his wife Caroline is devastatingly crass."

I have a few university friends who write appalling letters - and yet I still have to read them!! Personally, I operate a strict Christmas card list, two strikes (ie years without cards) and you're off, plus I never include a letter! My view is, if I'm friends and close to you, you'll know what's going on in my life. If you're not, then you're probably not going to be interested! The nearest I get is a few photos and comments on my website to celebrate the year!

Book will be winging its way back to ScottishHoosier as soon as I have her address. Many, many thanks for lending me the book and giving me so many laughs at other people's expense :-)

Journal Entry 5 by ScottishHoosier on Friday, May 06, 2005
Just received it back in the post from nice-cup-of-tea. Thank you for the postcard! Glad you enjoyed it. In the package was "the Other Woman's Shoes" BCID 2558068 which nice-cup- is so kind to lend to me.

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