With Christmas just over a week away, it’s really time to get myself sorted out.
Hopefully by now all of the presents should have been bought and wrapped. If this is the case, then well done, you are well ahead of schedule. From a personal point of view, I still have loads to do, and am beginning to really worry it’s not all going to get done.
When you work, it’s really hard trying to organise everything, but I’m hopeful by Christmas that somehow it will all be sorted.
It’s not only the presents you have to worry about though. Naturally all of the food needs to be sorted out. This in itself can be a mammoth job. My family love their roast turkey and of course we have to have all of the trimmings to go with it.
I am a bit stupid though as it takes me all morning to prepare the magnificent feast and then when I lay the table, I don’t really do a proper job. Out comes my old chipped crockery, along with my mismatched cutlery. It’s always been okay for me, but this year I have the whole family descending upon me, so I think I am going to have to make a real effort to impress.
I am looking to buy some new tableware especially for the occasion. I have seen some I really love, and although it’s a bit pricey, I think it’s going to be worth every penny to go one better than my sister!!
At Christmas because my sister is pretty loaded, she likes to impress us all. Last year she gave us all wine gifts. She choose a wine cooler for me. It wasn’t just a bog standard cooler, it was sterling silver. In all honesty, it is absolutely beautiful and I really do love it.
I know the cooler would have set her back a bob or two, so it seems a real waste to put a cheap bottle of wine in it, so I am going to have to blow the budget and buy some decent wine. I think I will have an expensive bottle to start with, then once we have downed a few glasses and chilled out a bit, I can bring out the cheaper wine.
Whatever happens this Christmas, I know that we will all have a great time as the family will be together and having fun.