Today I’m thrilled to share a Christmas post from Matt Wesolowski. So put your feet up and take five minutes for yourself and read on…..
What is your favourite Christmas memory?
I have a really vivid memory of being young – perhaps seven or eight lying under the Christmas tree one evening, playing with my toys (that was my favourite thing to do at Christmas – I was quite an odd child!). I remember my dad puttering into the room and putting some ghost stories on the radio for me, then leaving. I think they were MR James stories and I remember that feeling of being utterly chilled with fear; just me, under this canopy of pine and muilti-coloured fairy-lights. It was both wonderful and terrifying at the same time.
Where will you be spending Christmas?
Sadly, I’ll be spending a lot of it on my own – my other half is in another part of the country and my son is with his mum. I can’t wait to put the radio on and lie under the Christmas tree, playing with ‘Mask’ figures and listening to MR James!
Do you have any Christmas traditions?
Not really anymore (sorry – this is really depressing isn’t it?) My son and I always go and see a Christmas play – it’s The Snow Queen this year – that always makes Christmas feel a a little bit magical… and less depressing!
What was your best ever Christmas present?
That’s really tough – I remember getting a ‘Warhammer Skaven Screaming Bell’ from my uncle when I was about eleven. For those of you not in the know, a Skaven Screaming Bell was a little lead miniature of a cursed relic being pulled along by mutant rat-creatures from a fantasy battle game. God, I loved that Screaming Bell. My son is now into fantasy battle games and I just hope that one day I can make him that happy with something just as gruesome!
What was your worst ever Christmas present?
When I first moved out of home, when I was 17, my parents bought me a load of pots and pans – it was a wonderful thought and I think I still have some of them, but I remember this feeling of suddenly not being a kid anymore; I wasn’t ever going to get a Skaven Screaming Bell again, it was one of those life-affirming moments I suppose.
Favourite Christmas tipple?
I don’t drink alcohol but I love a 0% Moretti or a Root Beer.
What are you hoping for this Christmas?
A Skaven Screaming…no, just kidding. I’d really like a walk in some snowy woods this year. And loads of books!
Have you got a Christmas message you would like to share with readers and bloggers?
Be nice to each other. And especially animals. Or Krampus will tear you limb from limb 🙂
About Matt Wesolowski
Follow Matt on Twitter @ConcreteKraken and on his website: mjwesolowskiauthor.wordpress.com
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