Twelve Days of Christmas, Day 4 - Clare London

Today's visiting author is the one and only, Clare London.

Clare is offering an ebook copy of Nice and Snow, this year's visit to With A Kick. Leave a comment here to enter the giveaway. It will close on 21st December, at 6pm, GMT.

Question 1.       What is your favourite Christmas movie?

Elf. It’s just such cheesy nonsense that I LOVE it!
Question 2.       What is your best Christmas memory

It’s actually a memory that I “borrowed” for my Christmas story Nice and Snow. I was very young, staying at my Nana’s house (which is now *my* house, never ceases to make me feel happy) and half asleep when I saw my Christmas sack start to appear around the door, as if Father Christmas was delivering it! But I was so worried I wouldn’t get my presents if I caught sight of him, I shut my eyes and snuggled back under the covers LOL.
Question 3.    What is the best present you’ve received?

Too many to choose! But I love the Christmas lights I got last year – pink and shaped like shoes!
Question 4.       What is the best present you’ve given?

You’d have to ask the gift-ee! But I was very pleased with the mug I had made for Son#2 the other year – with all 151 Pokemon on it! (he’s 21 next month, don’t judge us LOL).
Question 5.       Santa Claus – real or fake?

Fake. Sadly. My Sons have never forgiven me for refusing to keep up the pretence.
Question 6.       What is your favourite Christmas book?

A Christmas Carol. Dickens always stands the test of time.
Question 7.       Do you like eggnog?

Ugh, no.
Question 8.       What do you eat at Christmas?

Chocolate. Oh, and a turkey dinner! But as we’ll only be a group of 5 this year actually on Christmas Day, we’re cooking goose instead.
Question 9.       Be honest, when do you put up the Christmas tree?

One of the most hotly debated topics in our house! For me, it’d be around September *hehe*. For hubby, it’d be Christmas Eve, no earlier. It’s usually a compromise around the week before Christmas.
Question 10.       When do you open your presents?

Stocking are opened first thing in the morning – we all get one! Then presents follow after breakfast and/or when we see the rest of the family.
Question 11.       Do you have snow at Christmas?

Not for a long time *sob*.
Question 12.       What is the best – all-time – Christmas song. Ever!

I wish it could be Christmas every day.

Nice and Snow by Clare London

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Blurb: Nuri’s expecting a quiet Christmas, driving his cab, doing some studying, enjoying good food and drink – and devoting some serious loving to boyfriend Eduardo. Occasionally he misses his homeland of Turkey, but he’s content to share the London celebrations with Eddy.

But what with Eddy’s distress over his new role at the local comedy club, interference in their love life from Nuri’s irrepressible brothers, a disturbing number of costumed Santas on the street, the dangerous slush on the roads, and then the portly, bearded man dressed in red, in need of an urgent cab ride…

It doesn’t look like things will be that quiet after all!


  1. Fingers crossed for snow this year!

  2. We had snow this weekend. Would have been nice if it could have held off until Christmas. I really don't expect it to happen twice in one month.

    Have a wonderful Christmas!

  3. I love Elf! Although "Love, Actually" is actually my favorite Christmas movie. The merriest of Christmases to you and your family.

  4. Merry Christmas Clare! I'm with your hubby on when to put up the tree!

  5. I really don't ever want snow. I find it miserably cold & wet. I live in Texas so you'd think we would never have snow on Christmas, but though rare it does happen. I'd rather have a sunny, 75 degree Christmas.

  6. Snow is pretty to look at especially when freshly fallen

  7. I recently read Nice and Snow as one of my Christmas reads, I really liked it!

  8. It's going to be warm where I am for Christmas so hopefully you'll get some snow where you are.
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  9. Merry Christmas Clare. Nice and Snow sounds awesome. Will be adding it to my TBB list.

  10. Living in California all my life, I have never had snow during Christmas. We used to visit my aunt's family and we would drive 2 hours just to find a field with snow but we were always ill equipped and were cold on the way back.

  11. El NiƱo has pretty much ensured we will not have snow this year. I have to admit I really miss it.

  12. Happy Holiday's and thank you for this post and the giveaway chance.


  13. I love A Christmas Carol too.