There’s a Dalek in the front room.

Yes, Christmas has passed by into New Year and it’s time to pack things away.

There are still small boxes of food in the kitchen, but what of the gifts and extra containers bought for the dips, nibbles and the three chocolate logs, Christmas cake and mice pies.

Add to this the fact that my son is preparing to move into his new house, we have the oddest collection of items in the front room, where else?

Together with two penguins, a squirrel in a carrier bag, frying pans, a hoover, boxes of plates and small items ordered via Amazon the latest to arrive is a fabric Dalek which speaks, so I am told.

So all in all 2014 is off to a good start. I just do not want to be woken up in the middle of the night to the sound of “Exterminate, Exterminate”. Soft toy or not, it will be moved into the garden shed!


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