You may or may not have noticed the lack of posts about getting organised for Christmas. That was because I really have done very little. We are going to be travelling interstate so it will be somewhat different to most years.
Things I have done:
Made a cake
Organised gifts for our children and granchildren
Attended the annual Christmas drinks with neighbours from our road
Sent a small number of cards and emails
Had a BBQ with my mother and siblings before we all head in different directions for Christmas
Things I have not done:
Put up a tree
Rushed around buying gifts for lots of people
Attended work Christmas functions
Planned a huge feast
This evening we called in to visit our daughter and family and give them their Christmas presents. The highlight was explaining to Miss O and Izz that we will be going to Sydney on New Year’s Day to see “The Lion KIng” for their Christmas gift from us.
The Duke and I will not be exchanging particular gifts but instead we are saving towards our planned trip to the UK later next year.
We will be spending Christmas Day with my mother and our younger daughter in Melbourne. We are staying in rented accommodation so I will decide on a menu based on the weather and also availability of kitchen equipment/utensils. We will have access to an excellent of fresh food from the market and we will enjoy creating a special meal without over-indulging. A laptop and the internet means that I will be able to use virtually any recipe I could possibly want.
I will spend some time reflecting on the year that was. 2013 has had some challenges which we have survived and I am looking forward to a fresh slate – 2014!
What are your plans?