It happened, just as I thought it would. Straight after the August Bank Holiday weekend my darling Mother mentions it, the C word, Christmas! Christmas? Imogen isn’t back at school, we haven’t carved pumpkins nor watched fireworks and she states that she’d very much like to know where we are spending Christmas Day, what the children would like for Christmas and what day we should go to the Panto! The very next day I spotted these in the supermarket. I say spotted, they weren’t hidden – there were stacks of them!
I know that for most that forward planning is the key to being organised and if you want to eat out on Christmas day then reservations should have been made and deposits paid yonks ago but I simply can’t get my head around it. Most of my family work in careers where the Christmas holidays still mean work and I’ll be lucky if I find out two weeks before the big day what Tony will be working, so making plans and organising visits and trips out can be really tricky.
One thing I like to try and be a little bit organised with though is gifts but purely for financial reasons. Having been paid yesterday I now only have 2 pay days left until Christmas and as I’m a terrible saver it just makes sense to spread things out. The only trouble is that my internet browsing only seems to add to my Christmas list! For example, whilst hunting for a watch for Tony (shhh) at Best Designer Gift Company I spotted a necklace that I quite like the look of from Best Unique Jewellery Bracelets Company so that’s been added to the list along with a new bag and a rather beautiful pair of shoes! I must focus more and my Mother will be terribly impressed at the fact that I have actually started a list (for everyone else) and there are actually things on there!