It’s November 25th! Which means it’s one short month until the big day!
Now, I appreciate Christmas isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s always an exciting time of year for me. The air is cold, the nights are dark and there are sparkly decorations everywhere, so the Christmas feeling is here.
Although I feel I am behind with some of my essays, and especially my dissertation (gulp!), I cannot quite believe that I am ahead with my Christmas shopping! I’ve bought presents for everyone, except for my Dad (Dads are notoriously difficult to buy for.) Of course there is still a long list of cards to write, and several hours of wrapping to be done. But still, this is a real achievement for me. I don’t think I’ve ever been this prepared (I certainly wasn’t last year, when I found myself shopping in Sainsbury’s on Christmas Eve!)
There can be only one way to celebrate this momentous day – with some cheesy Christmas music! So raise a glass of sherry, bite into a warm mince pie and snuggle up next to the fireplace. Christmas is nearly here, and for once I am prepared.