Thursday 10 November 2011

All I Want For Christmas...

... is a Mr Frosty. At least I did for the duration of the mid 80s to early 90s. Every Christmas I asked for one but a Mr Frosty never made it's way down my chimney. My mum said it was rubbish but I wanted one soooo much I could have wept for my own loss.

I would wait, I decided. I would be patient, bide my time and purchase one for myself once I was a grown up and enjoy the cold, fruity goodness Mr Frosty provided as much as I wanted.

Of course it never happened. I grew up and realised my mum was right (but shhh, don't tell her that) and Mr Frosty is a bit, well, crap.

I wish I could go back to that sulking kid and tell her not to waste her energy sticking out her bottom lip. She will one day think of Mr Frosty as a rubbish lump of plastic, doing the job any rolling pin (or sturdy object) can do to a bag of ice.

What did you ask Santa for but never receive?

This blog post is in celebration of Cally Taylor's new book, Home for Christmas, which is on sale today.

Beth Prince has always loved fairytales and now, aged twenty-four, she feels like she's finally on the verge of her own happily ever after. She lives by the seaside, works in the Picturebox - a charming but rundown independent cinema - and has a boyfriend who's so debonair and charming she can't believe her luck! There's just one problem - none of her boyfriends have ever told her they love her and it doesn't look like Aiden's going to say it any time soon. Desperate to hear 'I love you' for the first time Beth takes matters into her own hands - and instantly wishes she hadn't. Just when it seems like her luck can't get any worse, bad news arrives in the devilishly handsome shape of Matt Jones. Matt is the regional director of a multiplex cinema and he's determined to get his hands on the Picturebox by Christmas. Can Beth keep her job, her man and her home or is her romantic-comedy life about to turn into a disaster movie?

You can buy Home For Christmas from Amazon here


  1. Mr Frosty! That takes me back. I really wanted a Soda Stream but my mum said they were a waste on money (bit of a theme there!). Thanks for taking part in my blog launch MamaJ

  2. Ah, Soda Stream. Me and my brother wanted one of those too. Funny how neither of us have bought one as adults though...

    Good luck with the launch today x

  3. I wanted one of those Mr Frostys. Never got one but I did buy one for my older two children. It didnt get used much. Too fiddly.


  4. It looks like my mum was right all along!


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