The snow may have melted and moved on to colder climates, but the festivities are still in full swing, I think I’ve been averaging on a night in, a night out on rotation and loving every moment of Christmas glitz! With only three sleeps to go, Christmas is approaching with speed and with that lie the whispers of beginnings of the New Year.
But before we charge forward to see what 2018 will bring, it’s time to chill the hell out and relax. I think Christmas, although crazy on arrival is really the only time (for some I will add) to hunker down, and try to have and ‘enjoy’ as much guilt free time off as possible. We spend the most of our time running around at speed, galavanting all over the country, meeting /failing deadlines, striving for perfection on every level possible, chasing the clock, chasing the kids, heads in laptops, phones, ipads, at the gym, at work, head in the clouds, feeling sorry for ourselves (we all do it) it’s go, go, go, go!…..Of course this is all vital for everyday living but it’s the ones around you that can get a little lost and a little forgotten. So these hibernation days between Christmas Day and New Years Day are there for full indulgence, for full recharge for you and for re-connection with others.
So for me, Christmas movie after movie will be watched from Home Alone (1&2 only) Love Actually, which I’ve watched already and shed a tear, Miracle on 34th Street, watched whilst wrapping presents. It’s A wonderful Life, it’s on the list and I will no doubt shed a tear….and my favourite A Christmas Carol, thank God for the Victorians. From then on is the over eating and indulgence of the food and all its trimmings, chocolates consumed at every glance. Champagne as often as you can. Cooking and failing, box sets, books, Lie -ins, hot baths morning and night, long walks to make room for more chocolate, and of course spending time with all those around you, playing board games, more eating, talking, more eating, laughing, sleeping, more eating, all with leaving your phone in another room (I’m really going to try with this one….) It’s just simply switching off and enjoying all of what comes with Christmas and only Christmas.
Because just like the snow, it will come and it will go, but you really were one of the lucky ones who got to enjoy it!
Thank you for reading over the past year, I hope you all have a a wonderful Christmas xx
Merry Christmas xxx
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