Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Christmas planning

What miserable weather we are having today.  Its foggy,  damp and cold. I won't be going out at all. I plan to have a good tidy up, and start thinking about Christmas preparation. Note...I said thinking about it, not actually doing anything yet.

The children and grandchildren prefer to have money for Christmas. I think it's a good idea, and saves me tearing my hair out while buying them stuff they don't want or need. We discussed it years ago. I thought gift cards were a good option, but we decided against it. I will also give the younger girls a few little presents so they have something to open when they come here. Hubby, Mother and I don't spend a lot of money on each other. It's just not necessary. Do I sound a bit Bah Humbug ? I'm not really. I enjoy this season. I enjoy Christmas day. I love watching the children opening presents...seeing them so excited. But more importantly,  I love that my family will all be here,  we’ll share a good meal together, and create happy memories for the grandchildren.

And so, I will think about my plans today.  We'll put the tree up a day or two before Christmas day, and some simple decorations. I have a few different roasts in the freezer, just have to decide which to cook. My girls will each bring a small roast something, a veg, and a dessert. We make it simple, but there'll be plenty of food.  I'll do a few snacks too. Mum will make mince pies and sausage rolls next week and we'll freeze them. There ! I've worked it all out already. There'll be no mad spending, no frantic rushing around, no stress. It will be a time to enjoy the family, enjoy being together and making memories.


  1. Hello, hello and welcome back to blogland. Look forward to reading your posts.

  2. Thank you for stopping and commenting. Life is about sharing, as you know. I wish I had a mum again. xo