Children with December Birthdays - The golden rules for parents

Those of us with a December birthday know all about being lumped in with the Christmas season and being generally considered as an annoying interruption in all the Christmas mayhem.  I am born on Boxing Day, my mother is a twin and born on 22nd, my stepson’s birthday is 23rd and my brother in law is the 11th.  My  - how pleased the rest of the family are to wish us all a happy birthday!

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Don't be a Birthday 'Bah Humbug' this Christmas

Being a fan of cartoonists Berger and Wyse, I felt an almost personal delight when I saw a Boxing Day birthday featured in this recent cartoon. Whilst I have long accepted that Christmas birthdays are seen as a criminal offence, I have never considered the reverse – that I may be able to use it in my defense in front of a jury.  Enemies beware!

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Are you BIG at the gym?

I am.  Yes, I can modestly announce that I am the most popular person there.

At 930 on Monday and Friday mornings an almost palpable sigh of relief fills the Body Pump studio as I come through the door.  Here, I have reached almost celebrity status and, yes; I am THE ONE that most of you eagerly await to arrive in your exercise classes.

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