First things first, I cannot believe it’s been over two months since my last post. Life just took over recently and I’ve been too busy to really think about blogging and struggled to summon up any motivation. The main reason is that we’re in the middle of selling our house and buying another and if you’ve ever done either, you’ll know how energy sapping and soul destroying the process can be. Anyway, enough already, I’m back and what better time to re-enter the blogosphere than the lovely month of December?
I used to be a bit sneery about folk who put their trees up on the first of December, thinking it a bit vulgar almost, but I have to say that I’ve recently come to the conclusion that you might as well enjoy this time while it lasts. Let’s face it, it’s all about the build up isn’t it? Once the big day’s been and gone, then that’s it for another year, so why not start enjoying it early and make the most of it?
With this new found enthusiasm, we’re heading out to buy our tree later, directly after we’ve dropped in at our first Christmas fair of the season. M is helping to staff her Brownie stall (Brownie’s as in guides, not chocolate cakes) so we’ve promised to go and buy some of the mini Christmas cakes they’ve made. Bless them.
Everything seems to kick off in earnest this weekend and it’s all to look forward to. The work night out, the school nativity, the last minute shopping trips and the amazing panto at York Theatre Royal which is now a firm favourite with us – just some of the highlights of the next few weeks.
When does Christmas begin in your home?