It's 2 weeks till Christmas, I'm sure you didn't need to be reminded, I had to write it down just in case I forgot. I have always loved Christmas including the whole run up to it but this year it seems to be completely passing me by.
I took some photos of the Christmas decorations in our village the other day, maybe this will help you see why it seems a bit strange for me now.....
It turns out, it's quite difficult to feel Christmassy when the sky looks like that. Add that to the lack of mentions of Christmas on the television and the fact that I no longer go shopping so am not getting the "high street Christmas chaos"
Last year we had a
hungover quiet Christmas, it was Leo's first and being only 6 months he had no clue that anything was different about that day. We had been out on Christmas Eve and had consumed a few too many Christmas spirits, lucky really we had no plans for the big day! We did have a nice day but it was strange, I put it down to the fact we were so far from 'home' and had not settled in, after all we'd only been here a month!
This year, we are looking forward to spending the day with some good friends of ours. They have a 2 year old so it will be nice as the kids play very well together. So, it's not that I'm not looking forward to it, I'm just very unexcited compared to normal. I kind of want to be shopping and wrapping and being cold looking at lots of Christmas decorations, it's what I feel I should be doing!
I've been reading lots of different Christmas blog posts so I might have to join in, I will be festive if it kills me!