December is going to be upon us later this week, and I’m pleased to say that I’ve very nearly finished my Christmas shopping and a good amount of it is wrapped as well.
I used to love wrapping presents, and it was an integral part of the enjoyment of the run up to Christmas for me, but I find it a real chore these days – I think because I am constantly wrapping eBay parcels all year, it just feels like a not-very-enjoyable extension of work. So I like to get as much done as possible before the festive season actually starts.
December is going to be an even-busier-than-usual month for us this year, as we have two weekends away before Christmas. The first is for a 50th birthday celebration for one of Ashley’s university friends (that’s making us feel old) – they’ve rented a converted church for the weekend in Somerset, and they’re quite a riotous crowd. Or maybe it’s just whenever we get together, we still think we can all party as hard as we did when we were students!
Then we’re taking all the estate agency staff and partners up to the hotel for their Christmas do the weekend before Christmas, which’ll no doubt be another, what shall I say, exuberant couple of days!
Then off to my parents’ in Dorset for Christmas itself. And a little lie down after all that partying, no doubt!
No plans for New Year as yet – I’m leaving that to Ashley, as New Year’s Eve is also his birthday, so he can decide what to do (also, I organize all our social life the whole rest of the year – like most women, I imagine!) I loathe New Year’s Eve – all that forced jollity just because of the date. Though I LOVE the whole concept of a New Year and a fresh start.
Right, I’m off to wrap a few more presents and do the hoovering.
Have a good week, everybody x