Why is the Nativity like the Great British Bake Off?

Because the star is in the Yeast!!

(ba dum dum chhhh!)

Whilst you are busy sewing your sides together after that hysterical joke – I am thrilled to announce that it has been listed in the top ten of the best (or worst) Christmas cracker jokes of 2014 by UKTV Gold!

Mother of Pearl – will she stop pestering us for five minutes?

Yes , I know Dear Reader, there there

*metaphorical pat on the head*

I entered this competition and I made it down to the final 10! I know what you are thinking and Yes more than 9 other people did enter – you cheeky mare! If you don’t believe me check out the Huffington Post!  The prize for my troubles is a Christmas hamper and a set of crackers with my joke in them.  I think on some level this means I’m a published writer…maybe not.

Sorry Mazza
Sorry Mazza

Not only this but I am over the moon to let you know that I have been shortlisted in the Most Innovative category at UK Blog Awards 2015! 

It is now down to the final 11.  Take a moment to have a look at the fellow nominees and you’ll agree that the chances of me winning are…well pretty low.  That said I am thrilled to have been shortlisted and I can’t thank you enough for voting your little asses off for me.  It is a huge deal and I really appreciate it, so thank you.

Last and by certainly no means least I have to say a spectacular hi 5 to my friend Jade for organising a surprise birthday treat for me on Wednesday night.  Yes, my birthday was in September, but I think we can all agree that added to the surprise.  We had a whale of a time tasting various grapes before ruining it all and getting far too drunk.  I was not best pleased when I realised everyone else had booked the day off work the following day but being a trooper I soldiered on, felt horrific and obviously went out for a wine after work.

Bunch of lunatics!

Bunch of lunatics!

As you can probably tell from my uncharacteristic good mood, this week has been a pretty alright week as far as my life is concerned.  It could have gone so differently.  In a year where no fewer than 10 of my friends have got engaged (congratulations all!) and, given the closest I have come to a relationship is sitting next to some serious PDA on the tram back to my parents’ house, I’m sure you’d forgive me for feeling a tad sorry for myself.

Is it too late to ask for one of these from my Secret Santa? Seriously.

Is it too late to ask for one of these from my Secret Santa? Seriously.

But hark Dear Reader – this lady is not for weeping!

I am feeling pretty damn good about myself today and I am sorry if this makes you feel sick or annoyed or just generally bored but I feel I have to tell you.  Ever since my realisation of the dwindling number of years I have left on this planet (subject to NASA developments) I have decided to try and be as damn optimistic as I can.  This isn’t always easy but it is definitely always worth it.

This coming week I have three Christmas dos to look forward to including 2 work dinners, one ice-skating trip/excuse to show off, topped off with a night with 30 of my closest friends.  10 years after we left school I am extremely lucky to be in the position where we can all stand the sight of each other (although wine does definitely help). I have hands down the best friends in the whole wide world.  We are all pretty insane but I think that’s why it works.


meme c/o @___OSB___ on twitter

My loveliest friend Anna is heading back from sunny Dubai next week and I cannot wait to see her!  It’s all going to be fabulous. I will try and not break into Proud Mary but I think we can all agree that that isn’t going to happen.

Oh, and in the name of austerity, I will only be fake tanning from the neck up and the elbow down.  Fellas – try to contain yourselves!

I’ll give you an update post on Saturday provided I have 40% of my liver function and haven’t fallen down a well or something equally as ridiculous.

I have had such an amazing year and it is in no small part to the free therapy I get from inflicting this blog on you poor forgiving people, who despite my constant need for praise and attention, still manage to say sweet things about it to my face at least (old troll included). Thank you again for supporting this little blog of mine.  I’m sorry I’m such a maniac but at least I do these stupid things so you don’t have to!

Much love and have a fabulous week!

Speak Soon

Soph x

3 thoughts on “Why is the Nativity like the Great British Bake Off?

  1. “Because the star is in the yeast!!!” Bahahaha! I may or may not have LOL’d at that. I am ALL about the dad jokes and this, this ranks up there with the very best of them. Congrats again on your nomination, girlie!!! So super excited and happy for you (and mucho deserved)! 🙂

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