Well another silly season is behind us and now people are starting to return to the regular routines of their lives.
For me I’m finding it just a little bit exciting— the thought of returning to my usual activities is quite refreshing.
I love Christmas time and all the hype that goes with it. Setting up the tree and decorating it. Thinking and planning food that is a little more special than the everyday; deciding what presents to get along with the anticipation of receiving one or two myself. Almost routine, but with so many different Christmas parties to attend, life is hardly the usual run-of-the-mill.
So I embrace it all. Listening to carols and being really indulgent with naughty treats is so much fun. Then there is the planning for Christmas day. I’ve done with catering for twenty-five or more and feeling utterly exhausted when they finally go home. So this year we decided on a picnic again and invited my family to go with us. We selected a family-friendly beach, packed the food and enjoyed a lovely meal. The water was warm for paddling and we played a bit with the frisbee and wandered along the shore. The sun shone, there was a breeze and it was simply lovely.
Returning home, there wasn’t much to unpack so relaxation continued to be the order of the day.
New Year — well I’ve decided I’m past caring too much about seeing the old one out, so we had a quiet evening with a lovely cheese platter and a bottle of French champagne.
There — all done and dusted for another year. Now back to the routine of living again. It is nice to have a break from routine, which makes it all the better when you come back to it. Perhaps I’m getting old?
So now to pack away the decorations, take out the tree and clean up the cards for another year. And then to dust off the diary that I’ve neglected over the last couple of weeks.
I find the anticipation of the coming year exciting. What excites you about the new year?
Happy New Year xxx