On the first day of Christmas my ‘true love’, that’s what I called her, sent me a partridge in a pear tree.  



It was our first Christmas together as a couple.

Christmas morning, there’s a knock at the door and a courier is standing there with a pear tree and a partridge. (Who works Christmas morning?)

As you might expect, you have to sign for a partridge and a pear tree. They won’t just leave it.

Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas and I love giving and receiving and, let’s be honest, a partridge in a pear tree is something special. It’s not a present bought at ...

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  • Reply November 30, 2012

    Caroline B

    Great piece Mr B! Hope you get a Bunnings voucher this year :)

  • Reply November 30, 2012


    are you sure it was only one of the milk maids? Iheard it was the cow.

  • Reply December 1, 2012


    Loved it. Thank you fro making me smile:)

  • Reply December 2, 2012


    That was so funny I didn’t want it to end – why did it have to be 12 days of Christmas, why not the whole 25?! Can you also make this into an animated story, or a xmas special for tv?
    Lords a leaping…oh my, too funny.

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