I mean, it might depend which C word you mean, but I’m talking Christmas. Seeing as my next blog will be in the distant shiny future of 2022, now’s the time to share the festive wishes and sage advice of the season. I had a little read back over my last Christmas blog, and although we’re hopefully in a better position covid-wise (another C word) than last year, I think a lot of what I said then still holds true. Try to remember,
- There have been a ton of great things in the last year., alongside the not so great
- 1st January is not a magical date when all the world’s problems will be solved.
2022 will start, at least, feeling very much the same as the tail end of 2021. That’s ok. It’ll take a while to get going. But there’s hope on the horizon, and that’s where we’re headed.
This year may have been a stinker, for many reasons, for many people, and for some more than others. There are always good bits and bad bits. My aim, and my hope for you, is that we can take whatever has worked for us, hold on to it and take it with us into next year. The rest of it can do one.
Of course, the start of December means the The 25 Days of Christmas are upon us.
For those of you who don’t know, this consists of a little (or large) Christmassy activity every day until the 25th. Some are family traditions, like the eating of Onion Soup on Christmas Eve, and the baking (and demolishing) of a gingerbread house, and some are school commitments like Christmas dinners and Christmas Jumper days.
We always make sure we squeeze in a few less intense activities like watching Christmas movies, taking Christmas photos, or just listening to some music – it’s a darned good way to get in the festive spirit, I can tell you. It’s not Christmas in our house without The List.
Merry everything and a happy always,