A Merry Little Christmas?

How was it for you? Quieter than planned, I expect. I sincerely hope that this isn’t the new normal. But it’s got me thinking about Christmas traditions, what we do and why we do it. From when to put up the Christmas decorations to when to take them down again, via what to do on…

Tier 4

If you’re waking up to life in Tier 4, I’m so, so, sorry. If your planned gatherings over the Christmas period are in tatters, I’m so, so sorry. My Christmas was going to be a quiet affair anyway – just me and the lodger, and I don’t think he’s a party animal. But I feel…

It’s Chriiiiistmaaaas (Nearly)!

Twenty days to go until Christmas. It’s going to be a funny one. And I don’t mean ‘funny ha ha’. What are your plans? Are you going for the full 3-household Christmas bubble from 23rd to 27th December? Or will you retreat from the world and use the holiday period as a much-needed excuse to…

Christmas is a-coming…

It’s the 25th of October – Christmas is a-coming, the goose is getting fat. But what about the bank balance? So many calls on the money – drinks out here there and everywhere, the Office Do, Secret Santa, Christmas Jumper Day, pressure from the kids. Things you didn’t know you needed on every advert and…