It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
This year I have tried to be so very prepared and wrote lists, and I even started buying gifts back in September so that the financial burden would not be so great in November and December. The hardest person I have found this year is my little boy. He is absolutely obsessed with the computer game Minecraft and so every time I asked him what he would like off Father Christmas the answer was always "nothing", and so as any parent knows that is the most awkward answer in the world.
For me, I know that Xmas is nearly here when the German Market arrives in my town. Then the madness descends. I had planned to make a blog post about it, but unfortunately, I haven't felt strong enough to make the long walk around it. But hopefully next year will be better.
I love looking at all the gorgeous Xmas decorations and lights that are about, and you can get some really beautiful and unusual ones now. I love the old traditional colours of Xmas, all the reds, greens and golds. But there are some really beautiful trees now in all sorts of pinks and purples and I have even seen a white tree decorated with just black tinsel and baubles which looked so lovely.
Daniel, as he does every year had an advent calendar, one from me, and one from his nanny and granddad. Now normally he is really good and just eats the one he is supposed to. But this year I walked into the living room and he had opened every door on each the calendars and eaten every single chocolate. He hadn't even saved me one!!!
This last week at work( I work in Boots the Chemists) the store has been bedlam, and can only imagine that the 2 days next week are going to be worse. But hopefully people will be feeling the Christmas cheer and everyone will be in good moods.
I love all the Christmas films on the telly and love listening to all the Xmas songs on in the shops when shopping for presents. I wonder if we will get a white Xmas this year. That would be perfect.
I hope you are all looking forward to Xmas
Love and hugs