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Monday, 9 December 2013

16 Sleeps until Christmas??

It's already Dec 9th and I'm not ready! I haven't bought many presents, I haven't sent my cards, I haven't booked my grocery shopping. Has this Christmas caught anyone else on the hop?!

In my home, we're a small family group and I think sometimes we forget to prepare for official holiday celebrations like this. And that's for a good reason - we celebrate a lot of times, just for the fun of it, all through the year :). Luckily it's easy to get us all together in one place, and we've always enjoyed making the most of birthdays, anniversaries, congratulations etc.

Christmas is just one more get-together, right?

Well, of course it's not really. Christmas is special to many people, and especially to us - from all the school Advent and Christmas shows, the Christingle services at church, the carol concerts, the ritual putting up of the tree. Next week I'll be attending a carol concert at the school where my sister teaches. Then there's an evening out with work colleagues. And we'll be celebrating with Son#2 who has the dubious joy of a Dec birthday.

Just for amusement - Sons and I dashed around to the church last year to go to Midnight Mass, to find it had been rescheduled to 9.30pm and we'd already missed it! We weren't the only ones, either. We stood on the pavement and joked with the other hapless mass-goers who also hadn't checked their newsletter carefully enough, then wished each other happy Christmas and came back home to the warmth inside. I rather think our local priest - who's very elderly, and has had problems in the past with drunk part-goers gatecrashing the services - was enjoying that too!

Looking forward to 2014, I'm pleased to say I'm writing again after a brief hiatus. I have no Pax titles on the horizon just yet, but I'm rather pleased that PAX of course means "peace" - and that's what I'm looking forward to and hoping for in this holiday season, for everyone.

Enjoy yourselves! And yes, I will attempt to organise myself for Christmas, starting this week! :)

PS and don't forget that all comments on the blog this month will get entered in the draw for a whole Pax collection of your choice! details here.

Clare London
Writing ... Man to Man

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  1. I just wrote a blog post that said much the same thing: I'm not ready! I haven't bought any gifts or decorated at all, and my house is such a gigantic mess, I'll have to clean for hours if I want to put up the tree. >.<

  2. Thankfully, I am mostly ready. Just a couple of small gifts left to buy. The tree us up and decorated thanks to my daughter.

  3. I've decorated and most of the gifts are bought, but I haven't written out the cards or started baking yet. Somehow, I really feel like the season snuck up on me this year. I need to get into the Christmas spirit fast!

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  4. I am so not ready I don't even want to think about it.

  5. Heavens, I'm glad I'm not the only one LOL. Dec has just crept up on me this year, and maybe because both Sons are now working and/or away from home, it hasn't been in the front of my mind. Or maybe my memory's just failing me :)

  6. I have bought like two presents total but I do have the stocking stuffers taken care of! YIKES! Hardly any decorating done but I have a big project going live and only have Christmas Day off work, so it's going to be a quiet affair this year I think.


  7. That's 2 presents more than I have, Sadonna LOL. Actually, I *do* have some I bought months ago (when I saw a bargain) but I can't remember all the safe places I hid them in!
    But seriously, I don;t see anything wrong in a quiet time. I hope you have a lovely Xmas x