BY YVETTE THOMSON
NEW WORDS TO LEARN
1.Daintly (Adverb) Delicately or in a graceful manner
2.Tartly (adverb) In a cutting, bitter or sarcastic tone of voice
3.Dumbfounded (adjective) Greatly astonished or amazed
Amazed Lerato sighed as she hung another bauble on a branch of her family’s Christmas tree. She would have loved to have had a real tree, one that smelt of fresh pine and was covered in lush green needles, but because her mom had been too busy at work to go tree shopping, they were stuck with their old, artificial one.
‘I hate Christmas,’ Lerato said. ‘And I hate these baubles!’ she added angrily, hurling one across the room.
Things hadn’t always been this way though. December used to [...]