Friday, December 23, 2011


What does Christmas mean to you?

Today I needed to 'pop' to the shops for a couple of last minute bits (disorganised this year with all the exam stress!) and it was frightful. Every single space in car park was taken! People had their carts piled to the roof.
It was actually quite scary how much people had.
The woman in front of me was buying, amongst the more Christmassy things, perishables and delicacies; lard, self raising flour, juice, polishes, a frying pan. She, quite literally, was shopping for the end of the world, and she had many, many allies.
But why?
The shops in the UK shut for one day and one day only.
Why do you need polish two days before Christmas, are you planning on doing extra cleaning or really have you suddenly run out today? Bizarre.

This is Christmas to me:

Making mince pies

Lighting the fire and bunking down reading stories and playing games

The tree and pretty twinkling lights

Christmas is a time for being together with friends and families and quite honestly I don't think they'll really care if you have a little dust...well, mine better not or they know where I keep the polish.

Have a lovely Christmas x

1 comment:

Sharon Digweed said...

We are having Christmas dinner round a friends house so we have hardly any extra food at all (maybe some clotted cream and fancier cold meats) and certainly not extra cleaning stuff. The only think I have bought extra of is craft stuff, to make decorations and presents.

Such a shame people feel they 'need' all this. I hope all at the Beehive have a wonderful Christmas, I'm sure they will.