It’s that time of year again folks. Yes, I am mentioning the C Word. Christmas that is.
Some will groan at the thought, but I’m pretty well organised this year. I have to be, with three kids and two adults with dementia to sort out.
Thanks to the lovely folks at Beano, who’ve sent us this year’s version. I’ve read it, and it’s been quickly squirreled away as a present for Xmas morning.
I don’t know if it’s a Scottish thing, or if it’s a while island of Britain thing, but growing up, my friends and I all received the Beano at Christmas.
Xmas morning wouldn’t be the same, without Dennis the Menace, The Bash Street Kids and Roger the Dodger. They get up to the things that the rest of us in real life can’t.
Two of my kids have caught my bug, as they often take their yearly annuals to the dinner table, to keep them busy. Smartphones are not allowed during the Xmas meal here, so reading is a good second best for my boys.
The Beano have launched an event this year, which will see the Beano characters setting up home at the London St Pancras International Station.
They’ll be there for thirteen weeks, beginning this month, and let visitors and travellers step into the world of the Beano. It’s nice to see a traditionally British Annual race back up the charts, so feel free to join in the hashtag on Twitter #BackTheBeano.
This year’s annual, The Beano Annual, 2015, is available for £7.99 from Hatchards St Pancras, WH Smith’s, Waterstones, supermarkets, Argos, Amazon, and all good bookshops. You can’t miss it.
With a cheeky visit online, I spotted it at ASDA for £4, so keep an eye out for the offers.