The C-Word….everyone is beginning to mutter it….and now I found myself doing it too….
No! Not that C-Word….I meant Christmas!
I know – its only October and we should be gearing up for Halloween and Fireworks Night (although Violet Posy is doing a good job of preparing for Harvest Festival) but it seems that everyone is fast forwarding to Christmas already.
The shops are now stocking mince pies and fruitcake, Christmas presents are being bought and people are chatting incessently about the festive season.
The topic of where & with whom we plan to spend Christmas was discussed at our house on Sunday.
We are very lucky for having various invites for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years, but I normally get carried away and end up overbooking us, so that December ends up being a frantic month whereby we are racing around like headless turkeys chickens, having no rest and starting the New Year exhausted – and this is what the Hubster dreads.
Christmas 2009 is an especially important one as we plan to be in NZ next year, so this will be the last one we have to spend with our friends and family for a long time coming.
So I think that kind of decides it – this will have to be our last year of Crazy Christmas Celebrations before we jet off. There is no doubt that our Christmas’ will be less mad in the future, so the Hubster can breath a sigh of relief….unless you count having a Christmas Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings in the middle of Summer a bit mental? Even when it is cooked on the BBQ?
Have you started thinking about the C-Word? Got any tips for avoiding the stress?