I note with interest that the UK media appears to be in a blind panic that there may be snow this week, and there may not be enough salt for the road systems. Should come as no surprise really as UK councils have had exactly one year in which to plan for this, and that they regularly forget that the chances of increased snow fall do occur in winter...cretins. Still, I for one will await the first snow flake to fall on the country, and watch as the country comes to a grinding halt, during which time, Postal, Underground and BA workers will all decide to down tools and fcuk off as well. Taking all of the above into account it can only be deduced that Christmas is now upon us (yes I know, I shouldâve joined some Int Orgâ¦) Various Rodneys to Oiks Mess' have either gone or are happening now as we speak. Ours was ok but held in the smallest Mess Bar, with the largest number of attendees. Unfortunately, there was no violence on either side (not even a decent chest poking), though there were a number of sore heads the next morning. Which leads me toâ¦ 2 weeks leave, thank god. Which actually means that I'll be dragged from shop to shop, with kids probably in tow as well. Outlaws drinking the finest wines from the cellar, while presenting sub-standard plonk to replace it. Cooking for 10 people (some of whom will not be able to stay out of the kitchen and will either offer to help (no thanks) or will stand there, drinking said finest wines and Champagne with pursed lips muttering that they âwouldnât do it like thatâ. This all occurring while Channel 4 plays another Top Fifty pointless lists and Noel Edmonds does some cringe worthy exploits for Chariddeee. So whatâs everyone elseâs plans / worst fears / gossip from x-change drinks etc?