Friday 22 December 2023


Three more sleeps to go and then Christmas will be here. I can’t quite believe how fast the year has gone. It has absolutely flown by and what a year we have had. It’s definitely been a busy one and I am determined to take the next few days as slow as I can.

I am normally frantically wrapping on Christmas Eve until silly o’clock, I am talking 4am, I know, crazy right?. This Christmas I promised myself I would get everything done as early as I can so I can take in the moment and really enjoy it.

All the presents were done,dusted and wrapped on Wednesday, I can’t actually believe I did it, but I wasn’t going to stop until I got them all wrapped, my poor back!.If anyone opened up a wrapping service I think it would be an absolute hit this time of year, no one enjoys wrapping do they?.

I finished work for the holidays yesterday. I am back in on the 27th doing some admin bits but apart from that it’s a chilled Christmas holidays with no last minute work bits which is music to my ears.

I am sitting here with my coffee watching Stacey’s Christmas crafts and taking a slow afternoon which I most definitely deserve.

The children break up today and I can’t wait to snuggle them all weekend and get set for Santa, Nila is beyond excited this year, although she is a little poorly , we’ve got doctors later on today so hopefully we can get something to tide us over .

If you are done and sitting back relaxing then cheers!, if not then please don’t panic. Christmas, although it is a lovely time of year and magical for some, it is a day , a day where you do not need to break the bank for, cry over or feel you haven’t done enough.

Put your feet up, take 5 and it’ll all be ok.

Merry Christmas!


  1. Taking a break from work and spending quality time with family, especially during the festive days, is truly precious.

  2. I was already prepared this year and it's so nice to be able to relax and enjoy it.

  3. It's such a wise decision to take in the moments and savor the joy without the last-minute stress. Enjoy your well-deserved slow afternoon with Stacey's Christmas crafts and a coffee. Wishing you a relaxing holiday with your family, and hoping Nila feels better soon. Your reminder to take it easy and not stress over the details is spot on. Merry Christmas!