Tuesday, 2 October 2012

The C Word

Yes it's that time of year again. No sooner has the credit card cooled down from the excess of Autumn term's new uniform and school shoes, along comes a whole new shopping opportunity beginning with C.

I'm not mentioning it by name , you all know what I'm talking about. Is it me or has it all become too much, too soon ? I used to be a big fan of the whole shebang but age has made me cynical .

So , this year it's going to be different . I'll be making my own C cards in very limited numbers ( always promised , never actually managed ). I shall be dispensing with the gluttonous trolley loads of C food ( with the exception of the wine of course ) that start piling up from the1st December and booking a local eatery instead for the day itself. I will also be turning down all C related invitations , especially those including reference to the word 'party' , with the exception of those with small amounts of true friends and/or involving alcohol. I will be refusing to be sucked into the whole C shopping fiasco, choosing instead to shop wisely online for immediate family only.

This is my plan. Whether I stick to it remains to be seen . Check back on december 26th and see if I managed to see it through.

What will you be doing differently this year ? I'd love to hear.


  1. Definitely going for a 'making' Christmas. Cutting down on widespread present giving and unnecessary clutter! Going to try and make a few selected cards for those who might appreciate a hand made effort and make nice things to eat and drink.

  2. I definitely like the tagline about saving turkeys - they do get such a raw deal at Christmas poor loves! Actually as a family we have been talking about thinking up some new family traditions now the children are older. Problem is noone has come up with any good ideas yet!