Christmas is my favourite time of year, definitely my hap-happiest season of all.
I watch too many made for TV Christmas films and aspire to romance that doesn’t exist that way, to live in a lovely lodge type home in Perfectville USA where everyone knows everyone and it snows at Christmas.
To have garlands round the open fire, a Christmas tree in every room and throw amazing Christmas parties.
Oh a girl can dream.
We may not have parties for hosting, marshmallows for toasting or caroling out in the snow.
Aside from our dying tree (it looks OK from afar, like outside) we are Christmas ready.
Our bakes have been baked and our makes made.
Gifts have been sent to the big man to see if we’re good enough to get them back.
Aoife has broken up from school and both children are getting suitably giddy.
Trev the turkey will arrive tomorrow, as will my parents, Rory will be off work and we will start a fun few festive days with lovely events, friends, family and good cheer.
Hearts will be glowing as loved ones will be near.
As I will be busy with all these holiday greetings and gay happy meetings when friends come to call, and wine, my little blog will be taking a break until New Year.
But before I smother myself in eggnog and dive into a vat of rum (let the festivities begin!!) I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you. This year has been one of parenting ups and downs, mountains – ups and downs, running – ups and downs.
It’s been an up and down kind of year and yet you’re still here. Although I’ve been at this for 11 months my blog still feels pretty new and I feel like a total noob, despite that, folk have still been reading and, for the most part, enjoying so thank you for taking the time out of your life and bothering to read what I write.
My family and I wish you the most Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year.
I hope yours is a time filled with good company, peace, joy, love and wine (or whatever it is that makes you truly happy).