So This is Christmas

And what have you done? Well, not much actually. 2020 has been a write off in so many respects. No kink and not much sex either which may be a good thing because I have been a very well behaved girl for Santa.Instead I have written a lot and I am sure that on the 25th I will be writing again because writing has replaced life. Which has not been entirely a bad thing. It has enabled me to spend more time reflecting on who I am, how I came to be this person, and make peace with most of my past. I am in many ways a happier person than I was a year ago. Above all, I have a much clearer idea of who my true friends are. There are a couple of people who were on the periphery of my life who I know will become close friends when we can actually see each other in real life more often. This is actually nothing to do with sex and one of the frustrations (no pun intended)of 2020 has been the online conversations that may, in a pre-Covid age, have led to the bedroom, but which have fizzled out because there was no prospect of actually meeting up beyond the Zoom screen. But, with new profiles on sites, and a better marketing strategy, I know that 2021 brings a measure of promise. I know my sexual self so much better now, and have the confidence to seek out what I want, and to say no to what I don’t.    

So, this Christmas, I am in a better place than many people so I guess we are really not all in it together. I will be spending it mostly on my own but that is not a problem. I have a rich inner life and I have friends I will reconnect with in 2021 as soon as we are allowed out to play again. But I will think of those who are unable to be with friends and family when they want to be, the LGBT people forced into the miserable straitjacket of hiding their true selves from their families,and all those screaming to get out after the turkey stuffed house arrest as Uncle Derek starts to bang on about what a good thing Brexit is and how he has nothing against black people but……   I guess quite a few of us have relatives like that and biting your tongue all day can be a strain. And if you get the question

“This blog of yours what’s it all about?”

Well let’s not go there, at least not before the fourth glass of port. So actually, a solo Christmas can be the least bad option. I will do some traditional things, I will have a bird (a guinea fowl actually) and a pudding, I will have wine, and, yes, I will have port. You know, I am actually quite looking forward to it.

To all of you reading this, I wish  you as happy a Christmas as you can have and a 2021 filled with all the consensual sex and kink you want. And if that is none, that is cool too. Above all, let’s be kind to each other.

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5 thoughts on “So This is Christmas

  1. Eve, what a thought-provoking post. You have given me much appreciated support and we’ve shared such warm conversations during the months of Lockdown, that I consider our friendship very much boosted.

    I’m sorry for the connections you’ve missed out on, but I have greatly enjoyed everything you’ve written this year. I agree you’ve dug deep and found golden inspiration for both the fiction and the non-fiction you’ve posted. Last, but not least, thank you for introducing me to Miss Ranson, the arch nemesis to my wicked little heroine Delphine – it’s been such a joy and saucy pleasure sharing this writing project with you.

    1. Thank you so much for these lovely comments! You are a friend for life so get used to the idea. Big festive love to you xx We didn’t actually get to meet IRL in 2020 but we are defo making up for that in 2021. Champagne Bar watch out!

      1. Thank you for letting me into your life, I feel honoured. Festive love coming your way too. I shall be looking forward to any IRL meet up you choose to arrange. Champagne bar or cosy tea shop – so long as we can gossip and talk about NSFW topics, we’ll have a blast!

  2. What a positive post. “I have a rich inner life” is possibly my favourite line, because it is so relatable.
    Aside from the pandemic I have a lot of positive takeaways from 2020, and it is nice to see that you have too. The joys of having time to reflect and grow individually! I shall think of you with your Guinea Fowl and port. We (me and the smalls) shall be having pigs-in-blanket hot dogs in the wild somewhere, but next year I’ll be flying solo and quite fancy your idea.

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