3: The way it usually works is that people send me pictures of their Xmas sleeping arrangements and unusual domestic situations. I retweet the best ones, I gain 5,000 followers over the course of the evening and spend the next three months slowly losing all 5,000.
4: My mum, who has a keen eye for any promotional opportunity, has made up my bed with a phalanx of soft toys who happen to be READING MY BOOK which is available as a hardback, ebook and audiobook. LOL. amazon.co.uk/Very-British-C…
@rhodri Can I get in early with a ridiculous festive sleeping arrangement? My back is so incredibly painful that I am sleeping on the floor IN MY OWN ROOM with the ironing board still up because it hurts too much to put it away. Merry Christmas 🎄 #christmasbeds
@rhodri So last year I was smug as you like re my festive digs, & this year is no exception. Well chuffed with addition of tree, but then switched on the big light to unpack & boom, mum's installed a disco bulb! #couldhearherlaughingdownstairs
This is where my sister in law is sleeping. Not sure if her partner is in the top bunk or the z bed. I thought it was Star Wars but it looks like avengers. I hope (unlike my step kids) kylo ren does not induce nightmares.
@rhodri Nice enough room but also the view while the rest of the family forgot about me when the dessert was ready & proceeded to eat it without me. (I was in the room to calm down the banished & depressed dog)
@rhodri Both me and my parents moved house this year and they didn't include a spare bedroom in their new one. So they cleared a couch in the attic. I'll be spending the night with that creepy bouncy dinosaur.
@rhodri There's Christmas sleeping arrangements, and then there's our clients' sleeping arrangements. Many of those who come to us for help do this for a lot longer than one night, often with the whole family living in one room: shltr.org.uk/fl4 #duvetknowitschristmas
One Christmas when my dad was still alive my sister & I were relegated to an antique iron bed due to Christmas overcrowding. It was on iron wheels as well & squeaked when it moved - which made us giggle - which made it squeak - which made us giggle - which made it squeak - 😜😜😜
@rhodri a failed attempt to cover the missing bit of carpet, featuring a half re-upholstered chair and an interesting choice of rug! Tomorrow night I get relegated to a camp bed in the lounge #duvetknowitschristmas
@rhodri 12 of us staying with my aunt & uncle. Thankfully it's a large vicarage. My cousin & I are sleeping on my (vicar) aunt's study floor. Beside her vicar books. My cousin is a vicar student. My dad was a vicar. I'm an atheist. The mattresses are slowly losing their faith
I've managed to bag a normal sized bed but I think my parents' spare room is home to the world's smallest television. [Also, this tweet took me over an hour due to their terrible in-the-middle-of-nowhere wifi] #DuvetKnowItsChristmas
@rhodri my sister is mid move out so new bed in my honour just been put together. I arrived home to my mum checking which one of family was bleeding as a result & some emergency vanish/blood/new mattress action
@rhodri this year I’m in my stepsisters old bedroom that hasn’t been decorated since 1990 and is now used for storage. From grimy Care Bear wallpaper to open reel cassette decks, it’s the gift that keeps on giving. #DuvetKnowItsChristmas
My brother is minted. He and his family have flown from their home in Fremantle, business class, to be here. They've just done a week, 5 star, in Paris. After Christmas, they're all going skiing in Italy. Tonight they dwell in a Charisma caravan.
@rhodri Perfectly comfortable bed but my mother-in-law has left me deodorant and anti-ageing skincare samples on the bedside table. I hasten to add that I am absolutely going to avail myself of these products. #DuvetKnowItsChristmas
@rhodri Camping mat and lurid green sleeping bag with a shit energy saving lightbulb in the office/box room at my grandma's. "Put your head more under the desk and you'll sleep better" #Duvetknowitschristmas
.@rhodri folks moved last year and I completely forgot about this thread last Xmas. Anyway. Fold-out single, from a set of fake drawers. In the home office. Off the living room. There’s no door. #lieinruined #duvetknowitschristmas
@rhodri parents have just moved in literally 2 days before Christmas so that’s me on a fold out armchair for the night with no curtains. Barricading up the windows with antique maps and cushions like it’s Z-day tomorrow
@rhodri my bed at Christmas is always this tiny little weird room that joins onto my cousin's! Quite cold and rather small, but at least no sharing!! The picture is most of the room. It's literally a double bed size.
So my parents have bought some of these bizarre crystal orange lamps, which basically remind me of Harry Potter's philosopher's stone but they give the room a weird orangery glow like it's Halloween @rhodri
@rhodri family had a new room built as part of an extension. 1) blinds didn't arrive in time and the neighbours have epic Xmas lights shining in 2) the sofa bed is so uncomfortable a single mattress has had to go on top. Got 3hrs sleep last night. Merry Xmas.